Malaysia Abolishes Mandatory Capital Punishment for 11 Crimes Including a Non-Violent Drug Offense
Introducing concepts of “proportionality” as part of efforts to “improve the criminal justice system,” Malaysia has abolished the mandatory sentencing of the death penalty for 11 different offenses. Hailed as a victory for death penalty abolitionists, the ruling, rather than repealing the death penalty altogether, places sentencing decisions into the hands of the judge to […]
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