Death Penalty News: May 2006

Death Penalty News: May 2006

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Index Number: ACT 53/002/2006
Date Published: 30 April 2006

1.) Mass commutation in Philippines; 2.) 20,000 Prisoners around world in Death Row; 3.) Members elected to new UN Human Rights Council; 4.) Privy Council abolishes mandatory death sentence in Bahamas; 5.) Unlawful executions in tribal areas of Pakistan; 6.) Iran executes yet another child offender; 7.) Somalia: Child publicly executes father's killer on orders of summary court; 8.) China ratifies extradition treaty on death penalty; 9.) China: New regulations on organ transplants; 10.) Viet Nam: Possible reduction in scope of death penalty; 11.) South Korea death penalty bill under review; 12.) USA news; 13.) China top reinstate Supreme Court review of death sentences; 14.) News in brief; 15.) Death penalty statistics; 16.) Death Penalty News Index for 2005


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