Capital-punishment Sentence Examples
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.
As a religious man, he wrote and strove in favour of tolerance, being decidedly against capital punishment for heretics.
Do I believe capital punishment is a good idea?
Consequently corporal and even capital punishment occupy a far less prominent position, and tend everywhere to disappear.
The Swiss churches, while agreeing to condemn Servetus, say nothing of capital punishment in their letters of advice.
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.
It was the head of a barony held by the Earls of Dunbar, who had the power of inflicting capital punishment.
By whatever definition, it is entirely unconscionable, and if I were king, I would reintroduce exemplary capital punishment as its reward.
In 1862 he became minister of public instruction in the Rattazzi cabinet, and induced the Chamber to abolish capital punishment.
In this position he reduced the number of trivial offenses for which capital punishment was the sentence.Advertisement
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.
Primary or capital punishment still existed, but to a greatly modified extent.
A slow death may be defended indeed on moral grounds if regeneration has been compassed, ' but it is only another form of capital punishment.
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.
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.Advertisement
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.
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.
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.
Under EU criteria countries are required to abolish capital punishment for any crime.
By then, Aileen's case had been taken up by a lawyer who opposes capital punishment.Advertisement