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Tough task to end hanging

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Tough task to end hanging

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THE MAN LEADING the charge to have the mandatory death penalty removed from Barbados’ statute books isn’t expecting it to happen without plenty of resistance.

In fact, he isn’t sure it could happen at all, but he will give it a try.

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has admitted he doesn’t believe the Freundel Stuart administration would be able to secure the two-thirds majority needed to pass the necessary amendment of the Offences Against the Person Act through the House of Assembly.

“We have made the commitment to the Inter-American Court that we will abolish the mandatory death penalty, and I intend to ensure that it is done. Unfortunately, part of the amendment requires a two-thirds majority in the House, and we aren’t sure that will happen,” Brathwaite told the SUNDAY SUN(BA) 

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.