The Bali High Court rejected an appeal from Lindsay June Sandiford, 56, who was convicted in January by a district court and sentenced to face a firing squad, said court spokesman Makkasau.
Sandiford was arrested last May when 3.8 kilograms of cocaine was discovered stuffed inside the lining of her luggage at Bali’s airport. During the trial, she said she was forced to carry the drugs by a gang that threatened to hurt her children. (Sonny Tumbelaka / AFP / Getty Images files)
Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue, depression and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems. He’s also so big that the execution gurney might not hold him, lawyers for Post said in federal court papers. (AP Photo/Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections)
Mr. Boisvenu, heading into a caucus meeting on Wednesday, was asked by a reporter if the Tories had any intention of bringing back the death penalty in Canada. He said that he himself did not support the death penalty. But in certain cases — where rehabilitation is not an option — the Senator added in French, “Basically I think that every murderer should have a rope in his cell and he can decide on his own life. But I’m against the death penalty.”
So he doesn’t support killing criminals, per se. He just supports them not being alive anymore.
Canadians do seem to be willing to have a discussion about capital punishment. A survey by Angus Reid in 2010 found that a strong majority of Canadians — a full 62% — are supportive of capital punishment for homicide.
The U.S. state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis on Wednesday in a case that drew international attention because of claims by his advocates that he may have been innocent. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images