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2016/12/30 | Michael Beltran
Shout-out to the Philippines: Make 2017 'The Year of the Boomerang’
'Just the other day I received my first death threat from a loyalist of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos.' When the police come knocking at the doors of the people in 2017, the response might not be as friendly as those in power hope. We should be scared for 2017, but also up for the fight.
2018/11/02 | The Interpreter
SINGAPORE: 1 Week, 6 Executions, No Political Will for Change
On Oct. 26, Singapore executed Malaysian citizen Prabu N. Pathmanathan despite protests from the Malaysian government.
2016/06/28 | Edward White
FEATURE: Clock Ticks as Indonesian Execution Spree Looms
Hope and Hypocrisy: Despite fighting for the freedom of hundreds of its own citizens facing the death penalty abroad, Indonesia looks set to carry out a spate of executions of foreign nationals. Can international and local activists force the populist Jokowi administration to change its course?
2016/07/11 | Edward White
INTERVIEW: Fighting for the Innocent on Death Row in Taiwan
'There are records of the torture – no one can believe it, but it happened, it is very serious.'
2016/07/27 | Olivia Yang
Indonesian Authorities Say 'Time is Approaching' for More Executions
The first round of executions in the country since last April will reportedly take place later this week, and many are calling for a halt.
2016/07/30 | Bin Liang
Corruption and the Death Penalty in China
A lot of attention has been paid to President Xi’s resolution to eliminate the persistent corruption problem that plagues the CCP. Much less noticed are recent changes to laws regarding corruption, in particular the application of the death penalty in corruption cases.
2016/08/31 | TNL Staff
Four More Taiwanese Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Death in Indonesia
The four could join the more than 40 individuals who could be executed by the end of 2017.
2015/08/24 | Yang
Taiwan President Ma Will Not Abolish The Death Penalty
Ma says that a total of fifty people were executed in three years he served as the Minister of Justice and that, "The death penalty won't be abolished, but will be implemented carefully."
2016/10/05 | Edward White
UK Experts in Taipei to Convince Taiwan to Drop Death Penalty
Recent calls from local activists and the international community for Taiwan to abolish the death penalty have fallen on deaf ears.
2016/10/06 | Mo Tz-pin
Film Festival Highlights Debate over Death Penalty in Taiwan
A group opposed to capital punishment hopes to raise awareness on the controversial issue through films and after-screening discussions.
2016/10/16 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Questioning Capital Punishment in Japan
The time has come for truly meaningful discussions on whether Japan should keep executing prisoners.
2016/11/17 | Edward White
BREAKING: Singapore Court Denies Last Minute Bid to Stop Execution
Eleventh-hour bid to stay the execution of a Nigerian man in Singapore has been dismissed by the court.
2016/11/21 | Edward White
Questions over Execution and Mishandled Cremation in Singapore
Reeling from what they believe was the mishandled execution and cremation of a convicted drug trafficker last week, Singaporean lawyers are now preparing themselves to fight the next round of executions.
2016/11/21 | Edward White
Questions over Execution and Mishandled Cremation in Singapore
Reeling from what they believe was the mishandled execution and cremation of a convicted drug trafficker last week, Singaporean lawyers are now preparing themselves to fight the next round of executions.
2016/03/29 | TNL 編輯
Human Rights Groups Denounce Malaysia for Hanging Murderers
As the decapitation of a toddler in Taiwan yesterday angers the public and heats discussion over the death penalty again, Amnesty International has denounced the execution of three men in Malaysia. The Malaysian judicial officials hanged three men to death only two days after informing their families, which was condemned by the Amnesty International for overlooking human rights and adequate process in the legal system.
2016/03/10 | TNL 編輯
Taiwanese Film Accepted in Cannes Film Festival Raises Discussion in the Death Penalty-Supporting Circle
A Taiwan short film about the death penalty has been accepted in the Cannes Film Festival. While foreign countries have been calling upon the abolishment of the penalty in Taiwan, many Taiwanese still do not accept the idea.