Special Report | Justice for victims of crimes and their families is one of the strongest arguments to death and the death penalty to maintain the death penalty.
However, is an eye for an appropriate punishment eye or is it just an easier way to promote justice, as opposed to correcting flaws in our current legal system?
The previous articles in this series reflected the front lines of practitioners of the criminal system. Some remained supportive of the death penalty because they believed that the system provided adequate safeguards to prevent miscarriage of justice. However, others have read the system question.
Either way, how should we justify justice for victims of crime and their families once the death penalty is removed? Can we provide enough support systems for them? What support systems are needed? These are important questions to be addressed, including by those who advocate abolishing the death penalty.
Amnesty International-Malaysia (AI-M) has been actively involved in capital punishment for several decades. In 2010, along with other activists, is the campaign for a Malaysian drug dealer placed on the death row Singapore, Yong Vui Kwong, to be spared the gallows. After a four-year struggle, his verdict was Sweetened To life imprisonment.
In response to a recent discussion, AI-M is well aware that quarters claim the death penalty will remain. "Let me be very clear, supporters against the death penalty in no way alleviate the loss and suffering of the families of victims," stressed Sheiny.
She noted that the death penalty was often used within a flawed justice system and that "no criminal justice system is perfect, so we do not hear the government claiming this."
For example, the lack of good legal representation and the skills of lawyers can affect the quality of the judiciary, while confessions produced through torture are nothing new in addition to the lack of independence of legal experts and other experts.
These factors could lead to the execution of innocent people, such as the longest man in the world, Iowa Kamada from Japan, who spent 45 years murdering a death …