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Jamaican death sentence reprieve

Jamaican death sentence reprieve
News report; Interview
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2 Nov 1993
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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.
Carol Orr; Saul Lefraund(?)
Legal procedure; Government; Law; Death penalty; UK; Penal sanctions; Imprisonment; Colonial countries; Jamaica; Privy councils

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