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Vietnam considers scrapping death penalty for seven crimes

Friday, March 27, 2015, 19:06 GMT+7
Vietnam considers scrapping death penalty for seven crimes

The abolition of the death penalty has been proposed for seven crimes under the current Penal Code, Deputy Minister of Justice Dinh Trung Tung said in a seminar on Tuesday, citing an amendment to the code.

Meanwhile, another amendment has been proposed to include three new crimes in the code, Tung said.

The deputy minister released the information at a seminar held by the National Assembly Justice Committee in the northern province of Hoa Binh to discuss a number of basic orientations for amending the Penal Code.

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