8 Years After Last Execution, Abolition Still Not Guaranteed

PUBLISHED ON FRI, OCT 13, 2017 12:48 AM

8 Years After Last Execution, Abolition Still Not Guaranteed

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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Thai actress Panadda Wongphudee campaigns for using the death penalty against rapists in 2014 at a school in Nakhon Si Thammarat province.

 

BANGKOK — Those campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty may take solace in the fact that no one has been executed for eight years. There have been no actual executions, but a senior government official said it’s simply impossible to predict when capital punishment will be abolished in Thailand.

 

Pitikan Sitthidej, Director General of the Department of Rights and Liberties said it’s impossible to pin down when Thailand will do away with death penalty despite having observed a de facto moratorium since 2009.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2017/10/12/8-years-last-execution-abolition-still-not-guaranteed/

 
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