The Home Ministry has revealed today that the ministry supports the policy of implementing the death penalty and that if the death penalty is favored in the appeals process it will be enforced.
State Home Minister Mohamed Fayaz said that though the Home Ministry’s policy on the matter is pro implementation the matter will be submitted to the cabinet to reach a final decision on implementation and how to proceed on the matter based on the decision.
“Our policy is to implement the penalty once the appeals process is over, but a paper is also being submitted to the cabinet for a decision at that level. Either way the death penalty will be implemented. But it will only be completed once the decisions relating to the matter are taken and method of implementation decided,” Fayaz said.
Fayaz also revealed that it has been discussed with relevant authorities to submit the necessary paperwork required on a policy level to implement the death penalty.
Home Minister Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed has also sent a letter to the parliament requesting the specifications for implementing the death penalty.
Several are voicing that the recent increase in the number of murders in the country can only be curbed with the implementation of the death penalty.
The Criminal Court last Thursday ordered convicted and sentenced the murderers of lawyer Ahmed Najeeb to death.