34 prisoners get life imprisonment instead of death sentence

18 December 2015 04:14 pm - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Thirty-four prisoners who had been sentenced to death were granted presidential amnesty and given life imprisonment instead of their death sentences.

A spokesman for the Prisons department said there were about 450 prisoners sentenced to death and considering the pleas by them to mitigate their punishments, the committee appointed to consider it had interviewed about 300 prisoners and selected 34 to grant presidential amnesty and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

They were selected after considering their rehabilitation process, he said.


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  • fair n square Saturday, 19 December 2015 04:57 PM

    what nonsense...IF they didnt commit a crime they woukdnt have been sentenced to death. A. judge wouldnt BLINDLY cindemn a person to death...now the tax payers have to feed clothe n bear medical expenses too. If they murdered... the victims were NOT given a 2nd chance...why should these ppl be given this us an insult to the judiciary n a mocjery for the grieving families via DM Android App

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