Lethal injection chosen as method for PNG death penalty | Pacific Beat

Lethal injection chosen as method for PNG death penalty

Lethal injection chosen as method for PNG death penalty

Updated 6 March 2014, 19:50 AEDT

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, is in Papua New Guinea assessing the newly imposed death penalty.

Death by lethal injection has been legislated as the preferred method for judicial killings in PNG. Previously, hanging was the only option for capital punishment but it's now considered barbaric and has been removed from the statutes. A small number of serious crimes will attract the death penalty including pack rape.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

PNG justice minister Kerenga Kua

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