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Convicted criminals on death row will eventually be executed in compliance with the order of the court, according to Papua New Guinea Attorney-General and Justice Minister Davis Steven.
“Those who have already (been sentenced to receive the death penalty) would be subject to the court order and court orders are to be complied with,” he said.
“Executing the death penalty is not an option, it has to happen.”
Steven said the issue before the National Executive Council was the mode of execution.
“We have it in our laws but the only (problem is) the mode of execution,” he said.
“The NEC will review the law that imposes and recognises this penalty.
“That’s the question that’s going to the Constitutional Law and Reform Commission (CLRC).
“Those who have already been found guilty and condemned by a court order, (they) will have to be dealt with.
“Those who are now on the death penalty, who have exhausted their appeals and all the other processes, we have no choice, (but) to go ahead and execute them.”
He said whether or not the death penalty issue continued to be part of our law in terms of the criminal justice system, “that’s what our citizens must answer under the Judicial and Legal Services Commission process” .
SOURCE: THE NATIONAL/PACNEWS
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