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Drug traffickers and murderers should be given the death penalty- Mahloof
Galolhu Dhekunu constituency MP Ahmed Mahloof has said that drug traffickers and murderers should be given the death penalty.
Mahloof said that there is no reason for the Maldives to be hesitant in implementing the death penalty on murderers when even countries who are prominent in their calls for human rights are implementing it.
“The only problem is that it has not been practiced in the Maldives for the last 50 years. People are sentenced to death but they are sent to prison and some times they are released under clemency. And so these people are not hesitant to kill again. However if the death penalty is implemented this madness will stop. They will not kill because they will fear for their life,” he said.
Mahloof said that the implementation of the death sentence is being debated in the Majlis not because there are any obstructions to it but rather because the President has the choice to change that to imprisonment.
He noted that the Attorney General and the Home Minister have also recently called to implement the death penalty on killers.