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CHR says children are ‘unseen victims’ of death penalty

News Summed Up 2019-10-10 05:30:00

MANILA, Philippines — On the 17th World Day Against the Death Penalty, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) stressed that children are the “unseen victims” of capital punishment saying their suffering can be considered as violation of rights. “This year’s theme focuses on the unseen victims of capital punishment —children whose parents have been sentenced to death,” CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit said Thursday in a statement. To reintroduce the death penalty once again will be a serious breach of international law,” Dumpit stressed. Instead of reimposing the death penalty, Dumpit said government should address problems causing the people to commit crimes. /mufADVERTISEMENTRELATED STORIESDuterte renews push for death penalty on drug-related crimesSotto: Death penalty has ‘good chance’ of passing SenateRead NextLATEST STORIESMOST READ