The Kiribati government has pushed a new bill to reinstate capital punishment – a move said to be in response to public outrage over several violent murders this year. However, as Asia-Pacific Journalism reports, the government faces growing public opposition to the proposal.
Report – By Elesha Edmonds
The proposed reinstatement of the death penalty in Kiribati is triggering public criticism.
The Parliament of Kiribati late last month passed the first reading of an amendment to the penal code to permit the use of capital punishment in certain criminal cases.
This comes after the violent deaths of five Kiribati women this year, allegedly at the hands of their partners or husbands. Read more »