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Thailand moves toward abolishing death penalty

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Klong Prem Central prison in Chatuchak District, Bangkok.

Klong Prem Central prison in Chatuchak District, Bangkok. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

AS MANY as 447 convicts are now on death row in Thailand, which is reviewing the use of death penalty.

โ€œWe have started with the move to allow judges to exercise their judgement to decide whether a convict should be sentenced to death or life imprisonment โ€“ instead of prescribing death sentence as the only penalty for certain offences,โ€ the Rights and Liberties Protection Departmentโ€™s director-general, Pitikan Sithidej, said yesterday.

Full story: The Nation


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