The death penalty is an option for several offences, including some drug-related offences the government your choice of legal representation in thailand can be critically important and should be made with care you should endeavour to keep your lawyer informed if you are brought to court a victim. The executions last month of two convicted drug traffickers has reopened debate about the death penalty in thailand they were the first executions in six ye. Bangkok: a johor-born man known as mr t or the malaysian iceman faces the death penalty over his alleged role in attempting to smu according to the source, tan and the three suspects could be sent to the gallows if found guilty in court, but can also opt for life imprisonment should they plead. About half of those on death row in thailand and a few other asean countries are convicted of drug-related crimes in accordance with article 6 of the international covenant on civil and political rights (iccpr) to which thailand is a party, the death penalty should only be applicable in the case of the most.
Pitikan sitthidej, director general of the department of rights and liberties said it's impossible to pin down when thailand will do away with death penalty despite having observed a de facto moratorium since 2009 “i can't say when it will end but in practice it will soon be 10 years since no execution has. Thailand has not executed any prisoners since 2009 according to united nations standards, a country must not have executed any prisoners for 10 years for it to be considered to have abolished the death penalty in practice nonetheless, the death penalty is still on the books in the kingdom, and judges. Thai authorities are considering introducing the death penalty in some corruption cases, in a move that critics say will allow the ruling junta to consolidate power officials convicted of corruption involving sums of money above one billion baht ( £23 million) would face death by lethal injection under plans.
As the prisoner is dying, an officer fires a pistol shot through the condemned's ear , reports death penalty worldwide since 2003, thailand, the so-called land of smiles, has used lethal injection previously, the condemned were shot to death the last shooting execution took place on 11 december, 2002. Antonio bagnato has been found guilty of murdering a bikie associate and sentenced to death in thailand - but will likely never face the firing squad or be given the lethal injection. Narcotics act edits in jan 2017 reformed the death penalty for drugs in thailand - and drastically reduced prison sentences for drug users 'minister paiboon further said that there should no longer be capital punishment, however the bangkok post reported the minister saying that thailand is not ready to.
Introduction and background to the death penalty in thailand and the fund for fidh missions the opinions expressed in this document are those of the fidh only and can not be attributed to the european union position that the death penalty must be maintained at all cost as mentioned in the. Paris, bangkok, 9 october 2014: thailand must go beyond words and take rapid and tangible steps to abolish the death penalty, fidh and its member organization union for civil liberty (ucl) said one day before the 12th world day against the death penalty (10 october 2014) on 22 july 2014, in a letter. It's actually very uncommon for the death penalty to be handed out for drug offenses compared to other places in the region, thailand is actually fairly lenient for petty drug offenses it's still more of an issue than in the western world, but i.
Meechai justified it as a way of keeping corrupt individuals out of politics, according to local media reports politicians involved in buying or selling key government jobs would have faced a maximum sentence of death the measure was seen as an attempt to curb corrupt acts by future ruling party officials,. If, after all appeals are made and decided on, the death sentence is upheld, the court of the first instance must issue an imprisonment order to hand the defendant over first, there are individual applications allowed under the 2003 ministerial rules of the justice ministry criteria and execution procedures. Suspects could face death penalty for running over and then stabbing maor malul before fleeing the thai island of koh samui by speedboat.
Thailand's justice ministry says it has no plan to execute rapists who murder their victims, saying such a harsh penalty would provoke more rapists to kill the ministry's third-ranking official, tawatchai thaikyo, posted the comments on monday on his facebook page amid growing outrage over the. Capital punishment is a legal penalty in thailand under the penal code, the death sentence can be imposed as punishment for 35 crimes, including murder and drug trafficking thailand is one of 58 countries that sanction capital punishment prisoners who receive the death sentence can appeal for a royal pardon. Bangkok (the nation/asia news network) - as many as 447 convicts are now on death row in thailand, which is reviewing the use of the death penalty we have started with the move to allow judges to exercise their judgment to decide whether a convict should be sentenced to death or life.
This article assesses the use of capital punishment for drug trafficking and related crimes from a comparative perspective domestic narcotics legislation, as well as important drug trafficking cases in four southeast asian nations (singapore, malaysia, indonesia, and thailand) are examined in-depth and. Those calling for death penalty only for child rapists and rapists/murderers argue that it will deter future rapes, while opponents point to the lack of credible evidence that capital punishment works as a deterrent there is also the global trend in abolishing capital punishment — thailand is among the. Countries which retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes such as murder but can be considered abolitionist in practice in that they have not executed anyone saudi arabia singapore somalia south sudan sudan syria taiwan thailand trinidad and tobago uganda united arab emirates.
Becoming abolitionist for ordinary crimes only thailand, which has abstained at the vote on most recent unga resolutions on a moratorium on the death penalty death penalty is maintained, thailand should take all measures necessary to ensure that it is limited to the “most serious crimes”, such as acts carried out with. Thai officials convicted in corruption cases involving more than 1 billion baht ($28 million) could face the death penalty under a proposal approved on monday by the measure must now be submitted to cabinet, parliament and then to thailand's constitution committee for deliberation before it is adopted. We believe this is the case despite the fact that the law itself can be read to suggest that there is no mandatory death penalty although the criminal code and other laws prescribing the death penalty do not always provide for alternatives for the death penalty, the thai criminal code provides that courts may consider certain.