Posts Tagged ‘Capital Punishment’

Sudanese women’s death sentence: Why no outcry from NZ?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Right to Life New Zealand is asking why there is the outcry from The New Zealand government about the Sudanese woman who has been condemned to death unless she recants her Christian faith. It is calling on the government to petition the Sudanese government to immediately release Mariam Ibrahim from imprisonment. Ibrahim, a Sudanese mother, Read more

Death penalty policy being drawn up in PNG

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Policy-makers in Papua New Guinea are drawing up a framework on how the death penalty might work there. The will soon submit the framework  to Cabinet for discussion. The justice minister, Kerenga Kua, says members of government will debate the details of the policy once it is is written. He says the government will have the Read more

Lethal injection chosen as method for PNG death penalty

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, is in Papua New Guinea assessing the newly imposed death penalty. Death by lethal injection has been legislated as the preferred method for judicial killings in PNG. Previously, hanging was the only option for capital punishment but it’s now considered barbaric and Read more

PNG Archbishop condemns decision to execute 13 men

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Archbishop of Mt Hagen in Papua New Guinea, Douglas Young, has expressed his deep concern at PNG’s Justice Minister’s determination to execute 13 men currently on death row. After many months of public condemnation of PNG’s revived and expanded death penalty laws, Archbishop Young says Church leaders  are now looking at hosting a national and Read more

PNG Justice Minister – death penalty law will be enforced

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Papua New Guinea’s justice minister has told parliament he will enforce the nation’s death penalty laws. Kerenga Kua told the chamber last Thursday a government task force had visited Texas in the United States, Indonesia and Thailand to gauge the mechanics of how to implement it, the Post Courier reported. “A full report has been Read more

Vanuatu Justice Minister rules out the death penalty

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Vanuatu’s Minister of Justice says he is not in favour of introducing the death penalty, contradicting media reports saying he was. Silas Yatan has been reported as saying the government might bring in the death penalty following recent murders, including two woman. Continue reading Related Posts:Death penalty ban and abortion liberalisation!Fijian church warns pastors over Read more

Vanuatu joins Papua New Guinea in considering the death penalty

Friday, July 5th, 2013

A second Melanesian country is considering the death penalty as a punishment for major crimes. Vanuatu’s Minister for Justice and Community Services, Silas Yatan, says the government may bring in the death penalty. This follows several recent killings, including the murder of two women. In May this year the Papua New Guinea Parliament adopted a Read more

PNG Bishops say Government ignored public debate on death penalty

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Catholic Bishops have accused the PNG Government of ignoring the public debate on the death penalty and fast tracking their own agenda. Archbishop Douglas Young of Mt. Hagen said that while the Attorney General had noted that there had been widespread debate in the public forum he did not say who had won the debate. Read more

PNG Bishops oppose death penalty

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Archbishop of Port Moresby says Papua New Guinea’s government will be slow to activate its death penalty laws because of church opposition, after the Pacific nation’s attorney-general said he is revisiting the idea. Archbishop John Ribat says Attorney-General Kerenga Kua’s plan to activate the never-before-used law is the wrong way to deter crime and Read more

Aurora Batman massacre – praying not enough

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

While people flock to churches to pray and gather in public spaces to console each other after the Batman massacre, some voices are being raised saying prayer is not a sufficient response; change is needed. At Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora, Denver, where nearly 1,500 people gathered to remember parishioner A.J. Boik, who Read more