[governance-vn] Law: Vietnam Proposed to Remove Death Penalty for 12 Crimes
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Subject: [vnnews-l] Law: Vietnam Proposed to Remove Death Penalty for 12 Crimes
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 23:51:47 -0700 (PDT)
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Vietnam News Briefs: Culture & Society: Vietnam Proposed to Remove Death
Penalty for 12 Crimes
Vietnam News Briefs (Vietnam) - June 19, 2008
from the VIETNAM NEWS BRIEFS, June 19, 2008 The government of Vietnam is
proposed to remove the death penalty for 12 crimes to prove its humanity
toward law violators, Deputy Minister of Justice Hoang The Lien was cited
by the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper as saying Thursday.
The drafting committee under the ministry is hurriedly polling the public
about amendments and supplements of several articles of the Penal Code
1999 before submitting to the government for approval.
Twelve crimes such as property swindlers, smugglers, fake foodstuff,
medicine makers and sellers, fake banknote, g-bonds hoarders, drug
traffickers, property embezzlers, bribe takers and givers, the paper said.
According to AccessMyLibrary.com, Vietnam courts sentence 100 inmates to
death each year.
In the 2004-2006 period, Vietnam amnestied about 42,000 prisoners.
(Youth June 19 p2, AccessMyLibrary.com) Copyright 2008 Vietnam News Briefs
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