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Gambia to resort to death penalty to curb crimes, terrorism

08-20-2012 11:34 BJT

BANJUL, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced his government plan to carry out death sentence in mid- September to curb crimes and terrorism looming as a threat to the West African country.

President Jammeh made the announcement to the nation on Saturday night.

"All punishment prescribed by the law will maintain in the country to ensure that criminals get what they deserve, that is, those who killed are killed and those who deserve to be put away from the society are put away from the society in accordance with the law," he said.

"There is no way that my government would allow 99 percent of the population to be held to ransom by criminals," the president told his fellow countrymen.

There have been reports of an escalation of dreadful crimes such as murder, armed robbery, burglary and kidnapping.

"Our objective is to create a peaceful, happy and crime free nation, where the standard of living will be excellent for all citizens," the president pledged.

He vowed to boost the security force and the judiciary system so that all serious crimes will face the full force of law.

 

 

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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