Report – By Joy Kisselpar in Port Moresby
A government committee has recommended that lethal injections be the method of executing prisoners sentenced to death in Papua New Guinea for their crimes.
Recommendations made by an inter departmental government committee on the mechanism of implementing the death penalty in PNG are yet to be discussed within the National Executive Council.
A member of the committee told PNG Edge News after careful consideration the committee had recommended that the death penalty be imposed through lethal injection.
The member said that the recommendations include strategies, cost and where the death chambers should be located.
“It is now up to the cabinet to decide whether they will say if this is the way to go for the death penalty,” he says.
A highly placed source also confirmed recommendations were not discussed yesterday during an NEC meeting.
It is understood once cabinet approves of the recommendations an amendment will be made to the National Court Act to reflect the method of death penalty.
Source: Pacific Media Watch 8498