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Activists to Seek Gradual End to Capital Punishment

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Klong Prem Central prison in Chatuchak District, Bangkok.

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

BANGKOK — Abolitionists will look to gradually reduce the amount of crimes liable to capital punishment instead of pushing for an outright end to the death penalty in Thailand, activists said Wednesday.

Gothom Araya, an advocate against capital punishment, said at a panel organized by the European Union mission in Bangkok that him and his colleagues would propose new legislation to change the punishment for some crimes from the death penalty to life imprisonment. He said some believe that convicts are executed because of their bad karma.

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By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Khaosod English

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