Punishment of death

PUNISHMENT OF DEATH. The deliberate killing, according to the forms of law,, of a person who has been lawfully convicted of certain crimes. See Capital crimes.

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On the other hand, a penalty which, in our days, would infer a degree of mocking infamy and ridicule, might then be invested with almost as stern a dignity as the punishment of death itself.
Answering the delegation members, the IGP KP said that there is a wide scale consensus amongst the citizens and all law enforcement agencies operating in the province that the punishment of death penalty is extremely important in the existing situation and would certainly act as a huge deterrence against the anti-state elements and hardened criminals.
From the world's most prestigious seat of Sunni Islam learning, Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque, Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb said the IS militants deserve the Quranic punishment of death, crucifixion or the chopping off of their arms for being enemies of God and the Prophet Muhammad.
Perhaps there is a case for including acid attack in the heinous crime category, with the highest punishment of death sentence.
Article 262 of the Islamic Penal Code states that insulting the Prophet carries a punishment of death.
In Article 8, entitled "The Crime of Genocide", the law stipulates a punishment of death by hanging, or imprisonment for no less than ten years for guilty parties.
Bush, agreed stating, "To be executed in such a system, where so many are sentenced to death but only a random few are actually executed, would offend the most fundamental of constitutional protections--that the government shall not be permitted to arbitrarily inflict the ultimate punishment of death.
Dr Al Bana said any such mitigating factor obliges the judge to reduce the punishment of death to life imprisonment, or any length of imprisonment longer than six months or a life sentence to any length of imprisonment that ranges between three months and 15 years.
The crime carries a minimum punishment of life imprisonment and a maximum punishment of death sentence.
The European nation fears the NIA will invoke a maritime security law that attracts a mandatory punishment of death, which would violate an assurance given by New Delhi to Rome that the men would not be sent to the gallows.
When refugees are deported back to Eritrea they face prosecution, lengthy jail terms in harsh prison facilities or a possible punishment of death.