Lower House Approves Revival of Death Penalty

The House of Representatives approved the revival of the death penalty, though it is limited only to drug-related heinous crimes. Curiously removed from the final version of the bill are the crimes of rape and plunder. The issue will still be deliberated in the Senate, where members are almost equally divided. Concerns have been raised that reviving the death penalty would be a violation of an international treaty ratified into law by the…

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