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Look again at death penalty


Look again at death penalty

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CRIMINOLOGIST Kim Ramsay wants Barbados to have a national discussion on the death penalty.

And she believes this is the opportune time to do so.

Ramsay told attendees at a lecture hosted by the Criminal Justice Research Unit on Wednesday night, that the country continues to face pressure from donor countries over the retention of the death penalty.

“Eighty per cent of all Barbadians, based on a study we did, indicated that they want the death penalty retained. So this retention sentiment, which obviously politicians have to pay attention to, comes into conflict with the broad jurisdiction of international human rights tribunals, and we’re also getting pressure from Great Britain,” she said. (WILLCOMM)

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