Tuesday, August 14, 2012

All death sentences for which legal procedures are completed, to be commuted to life imprisonment by royal pardon

It is reported from a prison source that an announcement was made this morning in Bang Kwang prison that all prisoners condemned to death and whose legal procedures are completed, will benefit from a royal pardon; their death penalty sentences will be commuted to life imprisonment. Confirmed by publication in the Royal Gazette of 11th August, Article 14:
มาตรา ๑๔ นักโทษเด็ดขาดซึ่งต้องโทษประหารชีวิต ให้ได้รับพระราชทานอภัยโทษลดโทษ
This is a momentous event which may be the beginning of the end for the death penalty in Thailand

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