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BELARUS: CONSTITUTIONAL COURT READY TO REVIEW ITS POSITION ON DEATH PENALTY

January 25, 2012: The Constitutional Court of Belarus may clarify its position on the death penalty if an appropriate appeal from authorized bodies is received.
This statement was made by court chairman Pyotr Miklashevich at a press conference in Minsk, Interfax news agency reports.
“The position of the Constitutional Court can be revised if authorized bodies appeal to court in a prescribed legal procedure for clarification of the decision [taken in 2004 – Interfax] or for making a new decision on the issue,” the chair of the Constitutional Court noted.
Miklashevich reminded two implications can be made from the ruling by the Constitutional Court taken in March 2004. “The first one that the Criminal Code should be amended, because the norms of the code regarding the death penalty did not mention the temporary character of the capital punishment as provided for by the Constitution. The Criminal Code has been amended in this way,” the court chair explained.
The second position of the court was that “Lukashenko or the parliament can take a decision on imposing a moratorium on the death penalty in accordance with the established procedure”. Miklashevich marked that “Under the Constitution, a number of articles of the Constitution, including article 24 regulating the use of the death penalty, can be amended only by a referendum.” (Sources: charter97.org, 25/01/2012)

BOTSWANA: DEATH ROW INMATE HANGED
PORTUGAL: SUPREME COURT REJECTS 2ND US APPEAL TO EXTRADITE FUGITIVE GEORGE WRIGHT
YEMEN: EXECUTION OF TWO OPPOSITIONISTS
IRAN: MAN HANGED PUBLICLY FOR MURDER
SAUDI ARABIA: CONVICTED DRUG SMUGGLER BEHEADED
PAKISTAN: DEATH SENTENCE FOR BLASPHEMY
IRAN: MAN EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
SRI LANKA: TRISHAW DRIVER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING HEROIN
INDIA: HC UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE FOR MAHENDRA
PAKISTAN: TALIBAN EXECUTE 21 CAPTURED PARAMILITARY MEN
UAE: TWO AFGHAN MEN TO BE EXECUTED FOR MURDER
IRAN: TWO HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
SYRIA: SENIOR ARMY DEFECTOR EXECUTED
IRAN. ONE PRISONER HANGED
IRAN: GUARDIAN COUNCIL APPROVES NEW PENAL LEGISLATION
EGYPT: MUBARAK ASKS WORLD LEADERS TO SAVE HIM FROM EXECUTION
INDIA: COURT AWARDS DEATH PENALTY IN DRUG CASE FOR THE FIRST TIME
ETHIOPIA: DEATH PENALTY FOR BLOGGER, PRISON FOR JOURNALISTS
KUWAIT: PARDON FOR DEATH ROW INMATES
PAKISTAN: TWO GET DEATH FOR MURDER
TEXAS (USA): MAN EXECUTED FOR 1994 KILLING
MALAYSIA: IRANIAN MAN ESCAPES DEATH SENTENCE
NIGERIA: OGUN STATE GOVERNOR COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCES OF 2 PRISONERS
SRI LANKA: TWO BROTHERS RECEIVE DEATH SENTENCE
IRAQ: UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF CONDEMNS EXECUTIONS AS 'SHOCKING'
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ZIMBABWE: ZANU-PF REVERSAL ON DEATH PENALTY HOLDS UP CONSTITUTION DRAFT
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