Sri Lanka to end execution moratorium soon, but will send 5 Pakistanis on death row home
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[DAWN] Sri Lanka will soon resume executions after a 42-year moratorium but will send home five Paks sentenced to death for drug smuggling for execution in their home country, President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday.
The five are among 18 people, including a woman, on death row for drug offences whose execution will go ahead, according to Sirisena. He did not give a date for the first hanging.
“I am determined to carry out the death penalty
for serious drug offenders and I will start with a list (of 18) given to me by the prisons,” he told a public meeting in the north of the country.
Sirisena said he would hold talks with new Prime Minister Imran Khan
… aka Taliban Khan, who is the lightweight’s lightweight…
on repatriating the condemned Paks and having them executed there. He gave no further details on the feasibility of such a move.
International rights groups and the European Union
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