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Friday, June 10, 2005

Trinidad and Tobago's AG Threatens to Hang Every Convict on Death Row If Courts Interfere With His Capital Punishment Plan

The Express reports that John Jeremie, the AG of Trindad and Tobago, told Parliament this week that he will resume hanging convicts on death row as soon as they exhaust their appeals.  Jeremie said the hangings are necessary to fight the recent upswing in crime. "The Government recognises that our people have grown tired of plans, talk and discussions of the problems...today the Government states in forthright and unambiguous terms that we are at war with each and every criminal in Trinidad and Tobago," said Jeremie.  Jeremie also stated that if the courts intervene, the AG's office will do everything in its power to hang every person on death row.  [Mark Godsey]

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