Injunction on enforcing Capital Punishment extended by Supreme Court

Injunction on enforcing Capital Punishment extended by Supreme Court

Injunction on enforcing Capital Punishment extended by Supreme Court

Written by Zulfick Farzan

29 May, 2020 | 3:32 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Supreme Court extended to the 15th of October the interim injunction order, issued suspending the enforcement of the decision taken by Former President Maithripala Sirisena, to execute heroin traffickers sentenced to death by the High Court.

The petitions filed challenging the Former President’s decision, were called up in the presence of Supreme Court Judges Murdhu Fernando, S. Thurairajah and Yasantha Kodagoda.

The petitions were fixed for the 14th of October for further considerations.

Then-President Maithripala Sirisena addressing an event held on World Drug Prevention Day said he was prepared to sign the papers to execute 04 Big Time Heroin Traffickers.

12 petitions were filed by the Centre for Policy Alternatives and a group sentenced to death, seeking to prevent the execution of heroin traffickers sentenced to death and are currently languishing in Sri Lankan prisons.

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