Jordan reconsiders death penalty – 3 sentenced since 2006

handcuffed hands of a prisoner behind the bars jail prison
Handcuffed hands of a prisoner behind bars. (Photo: Envato Elements)
AMMANLower House of Parliament’s Legal Committee Rapporteur Ghazi Al-Thneibat, revealed that the death penalty in Jordan has remained suspended since the last execution in 2017. With 260 people, including 21 women, sentenced to death with final verdicts in the Kingdom, he believes that abolishing the death penalty is feasible with the right political, legal, and social will.

According to Article 39 of the Constitution, the death penalty can only be executed with the approval of His Majesty. However, the inclination to carry out capital punishment has been weak since the establishment of the Jordanian state, with only three executions recorded since 2006, Alsaa reported.

While some argue that crimes will persist regardless of the death penalty's presence, others maintain strong opinions on both sides. Supporters view the right to life as sacred and believe it should never be taken away by anyone, while opponents consider it a severe yet just punishment, as stated by Thneibat. اضافة اعلان



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