Moratarium on Death Penalty halted in Florida; Taiwan overturns previous decision and hands out death penalty sentence…

20 Jul

If the death penalty has not been abolished, it appears that there is always a slim chance that legislators can always bring it back.

In Florida, Governor Charlie Crist ended the moratarium on the death penalty imposed by his predecessor, Jeb Bush, who suspended lethal injections in late 2006. The man has signed his first death warrant for Mark Dean Schwab, who was sentenced to death in 1992 for kidnapping, raping and murdering an 11-year-old boy. His execution date is set to be 15 November this year. The reason for reinstating the death penalty? – Execution process improved. Even though there is really no humane way to murder someone…

In Taiwan, according to Amnesty International Australia, The Taiwan High Court has sentenced three men to death even though the evidence is “based almost entirely on their confessions which were allegedly extracted through torture”.This is their 11th retrial and three extraordinary appeals which took 16 years. This re-trial also overturns the 2003 decision of not guilty.


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