Daily Archives: 2010-05-21

Death penalty declared illegal

The High Court yesterday declared illegal and unconstitutional the provision of awarding death sentence under the Women and Children Repression Prevention (Special) Act 1995. Section 6(2) of the act carried out the provision of awarding death sentence to any person for killing any woman or child after rape. The bench comprising Justice Md Iman Ali and Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal delivered the …

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