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LIFE IMPRISONMENT. HANDS OFF CAIN URGES THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO AFFIRM THE RIGHT TO HOPE IN OUR COUNTRY

October 23, 2019:

The hearing of the Constitutional Court called to decide on the compatibility of the life sentence without parole with the constitutional principles in relation to the granting of premium permits in the Cannizzaro and Pavone cases, was concluded. Tomorrow the Constitutional Court will consider two other cases related to the 4 bis.
Hands Off Cain participated in today's hearing with Avv. Andrea Saccucci, who has argued the reasons for the admissibility of the intervention as a third party and with the directors Sergio D’Elia, Rita Bernardini, Maria Brucale and Elisabetta Zamparutti. A similar request was made by the National Ombudsman for Detainees, by the Union of Penal Chambers and by a lifer, Marcello dell'Anna.
"We are faced with a historic occasion, that of recognizing, as the ECHR has already done in the Viola vs Italy case, that the repentance of a life
r can be evaluated by the surveillance magistrate also on the basis of true repentance and not just on the basis of the utilitarian idea of collaboration,” stated the leaders of Hands Off Cain. "We are confident with the Constitutional Court and even if not admitted as an intervening third party, we will continue to monitor the implementation of the Viola vs Italia sentence in the eyes of international organizations," continued Hands Off Cain. "To this end we have informed the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (Rule 9 (2)) to take into account the monitoring that Hands Off Cain will conduct on the execution of the ECHR sentence. Furthermore, we have initiated the first collective action of 252 persons serving life sentence without parole at the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations and we raised the issue also in the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process concerning Italy which will be discussed in November in Geneva."
“No more false alarms!” concluded D’Elia, Bernardini, Brucale e Zamparutti. The end of the collaboration with justice as the only criteria for evaluating repentance will only return power to the magistrates of surveillance that they had before 1992, and that power is to evaluate case by case, having heard the anti-mafia Prosecutor’s Office, the change of the inmate and the true level of their threat.

(Sources: HOC, 22/10/2019)

IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED FOR MURDER
MOROCCO: DEATH SENTENCE CONFIRMED AGAINST FOUR MEN IN BACKPACKER MURDERS
INDIA: HC UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE FOR RAPIST & KILLER OF MINOR
OHIO, UTAH, WYOMING: MORE THAN 250 CONSERVATIVE LEADERS JOIN CALL TO END DEATH PENALTY
KENYA: EX-DEATH ROW PRISONER CAMPAIGNS AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
PAKISTAN: COURT HANDS DOUBLE DEATH PENALTY TO LAHORE MAN FOR RAPING, MURDERING CHILD
JORDAN: 22-YEAR-OLD MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING ZARQA LIBRARY OWNER
NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES 2 MEN TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR MURDER IN EKITI
IRAN EXECUTED YOUNG MAN SENTENCED AS JUVENILE
BELARUS: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING TODDLER
JORDAN: SISTERS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF MAN, DOMESTIC HELPER
EGYPT: COURT SENTENCES MEMBER OF TERRORIST WARRAQ CELL TO DEATH
UN EXPERT: IRAN CONTINUES TO EXECUTE CHILDREN, HAS 90 ON DEATH ROW
INDIA: COURT AWARDS DEATH SENTENCE TO CYANIDE MOHAN
KENYA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR THEFT OF MOTORBIKE, MOBILE PHONE AND SH250
SRI LANKA: INDIAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DEALING IN HEROIN
LOUISIANA (USA): ELVIS BROOKS RELEASED FROM STATE PENITENTIARY AFTER SPENDING 42 YEARS IN PRISON
BANGLADESH: 16 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING TEENAGER IN HARASSMENT CASE
INDIA: BOMBAY HC CONFIRMS DEATH SENTENCE TO TRIO WHO RAPED, KILLED TEEN
LIFE IMPRISONMENT: HANDS OFF CAIN, THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OPENS A BREACH IN THE WALL OF THE LIFE SENTENCE WITHOUT PAROLE
MALAYSIA: DRUG TRAFFICKER TO HANG AFTER APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE
BANGLADESH: 4 MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING FARIDPUR TRADER
MALAYSIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING COLLEAGUE OVER TASTELESS FOOD
BANGLADESH: 7 GET DEATH FOR KILLING WOMAN AFTER RAPE IN JOYPURHAT
MALAYSIA: INDONESIAN COUPLE SENT TO GALLOWS OVER DEATH OF INFANT SON
BANGLADESH: 12 GET DEATH PENALTY FOR MURDER IN KISHOREGANJ
TANZANIA: APPEAL COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY OF TRIO
VIETNAM: A MAN WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH DUE TO MURDERING HIS GIRLFRIEND, CHOPPING HER BODY INTO SMALL PARTS
UAE: DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD FOR TWO ASIANS ACCUSED OF RAPE AND MURDER OF A WOMAN
CHINA: SUPREME PEOPLE'S COURT REAFFIRMS STRICT CONTROL OF DEATH PENALTY

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