AMNESTY CALLS PNG REVIVAL OF DEATH PENALTY REGRESSIVE

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SYDNEY: Amnesty International on Wednesday criticized a move by Papua New Guinea to revive the death penalty as a regressive step for the poverty-stricken Pacific nation, branding it state-sanctioned violence. The country’s parliament on Tuesday passed laws allowing execution by a range of methods, including hanging, electrocution, lethal injection, and firing squad, while repealing its contested sorcery act.

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