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Jamaican death sentence reprieve

Title
Jamaican death sentence reprieve
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
2 Nov 1993
Year of production
1993
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Duration
00:03:24
Description
Report on the death penalty in Jamaica and other Commonwealth countries. Two Jamaican men sentenced to death have been granted a reprieve. A committee of seven Law Lords at the Privy Council in London ruled that execution in their cases would amount to inhuman punishment, given the delay in carrying out the sentence. Solicitor for the two men, Saul Lefraund(?) expresses delight at the decision to remove the men from death row, and says the case will lead to a review of other death row prisoners’ sentences. Carol Orr reports.
Contributors
Carol Orr; Saul Lefraund(?)
Keywords
Legal procedure; Government; Law; Death penalty; UK; Penal sanctions; Imprisonment; Colonial countries; Jamaica; Privy councils

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