Capital-punishment sentence example

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  • One of his first acts, after preventing the application of capital punishment to the ringleaders of the revolt, was to veto the project of protecting the khedive and his government by means of a Praetorian guard recruited from Asia Minor, Epirus, Austria and Switzerland, and to insist on the principle that Egypt must be governed in a truly liberal spirit.
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  • As a religious man, he wrote and strove in favour of tolerance, being decidedly against capital punishment for heretics.
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  • Consequently corporal and even capital punishment occupy a far less prominent position, and tend everywhere to disappear.
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  • During the 17th century the indulgence in tobacco spread with marvellous rapidity throughout all nations, and that in the face of the most resolute opposition of statesmen and priests, the " counterblaste " of a great monarch, penal enactments of the most severe description, the knout, excommunication and capital punishment.
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  • He summed up their doctrines under eleven heads: they condemn the having and using images in the churches, the going on pilgrimages to the memorial or "mynde places" of the saints, the holding of landed possessions by the clergy, the various ranks of the hierarchy, the framing of ecclesiastical laws and ordinances by papal and episcopal authority, the institution of religious orders, the costliness of ecclesiastical decorations, the ceremonies of the mass and the sacraments, the taking of oaths and the maintaining that war and capital punishment are lawful.
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  • 2 He once sentenced an unhappy Jew to run the gauntlet of 10,000 strokes, exclaiming as he signed the warrant, " Thank God, we have no capital punishment in Russia !
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  • abolition of capital punishment.
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  • Under EU criteria countries are required to abolish capital punishment for any crime.
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  • By then, Aileen's case had been taken up by a lawyer who opposes capital punishment.
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  • It was the head of a barony held by the Earls of Dunbar, who had the power of inflicting capital punishment.
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  • Do I believe capital punishment is a good idea?
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  • By whatever definition, it is entirely unconscionable, and if I were king, I would reintroduce exemplary capital punishment as its reward.
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  • trivial offenses for which capital punishment was the sentence.
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  • In 1862 he became minister of public instruction in the Rattazzi cabinet, and induced the Chamber to abolish capital punishment.
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  • In this position he reduced the number of trivial offenses for which capital punishment was the sentence.
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  • The Swiss churches, while agreeing to condemn Servetus, say nothing of capital punishment in their letters of advice.
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  • The legislation against Baptists (about 1644-1678) and the persecution of the Quakers (especially 1656-1662) partook of the brutality of the time, including scourging, boring of tongues, cutting of ears and in rare cases capital punishment.
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  • Phoc. 16), exercising during a crisis a disciplinary power extending to life and death over all the Athenians " in conformity with ancestral law," procuring the banishment of one, the racking of another, and the infliction of capital punishment on several of the citizens.
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  • The first class hold (1) that oaths are forbidden by the gospel, (2) that capital punishment is not allowed to the civil power, (3) that any layman may consecrate the sacrament of the altar, and (4) that the Roman Church is not the Church of Christ.
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  • This account sufficiently shows the difference of the Waldenses from the Cathari: they were opposed to asceticism, and had no official priesthood; at the same time their objection to oaths and to capital punishment are closely related to the principles of the Cathari.
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  • Primary or capital punishment still existed, but to a greatly modified extent.
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  • A slow death may be defended indeed on moral grounds if regeneration has been compassed, ' but it is only another form of capital punishment.
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  • The abuse naturally reappeared under a man like Domitian; the delators, with whom Vespasian had not interfered, although he had abolished trials for majestas, were again banished by Trajan, and threatened with capital punishment in an edict of Constantine; but, as has been said, the evil, which was an almost necessary accompaniment of autocracy, lasted till the end of the 4th century.
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  • He remained in power during five years of unbroken peace (1851-1856), and carried many useful reforms. The most important of these was the so-called Additional Act of the 5th of July 1852, which amended the charter of 1826 by providing for the direct election of deputies, the decentralization of the executive, the creation of representative municipal councils, and the abolition of capital punishment for political offences.
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  • The spirit of Livingston's code was remedial rather than vindictive; it provided for the abolition of capital punishment and the making of penitentiary labour not a punishment forced on the prisoner, but a matter of his choice and a reward for good behaviour, bringing with it better accommodations.
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  • Although we find in the poems of Dubhthach, written in the 5th century and prefixed to the Senchus Mor, the sentences, "Let every one die who kills a human being," and "Every living person that inflicts death shall suffer death," capital punishment did not prevail in Ireland before or after.
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  • The laws uniformly discountenanced revenge, retaliation, the punishment of one crime by another, and permitted capital punishment only in the last resort and in ultimate default of every other form of redress.
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  • capital punishment.
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