Monday, August 1, 2005
St Lucia's Centre for Legal Aid and Human Rights has accused the government of acting prematurely after it announced plans to resume hangings on the Island. There have been no hangings in more than a decade.
The Attorney General's office said it has activated the procedures for once again carrying out the death penalty. The authorities hope the measure will help curb a current wave of violent crime on the island.
There are four inmates currently on death row in Castries, but the Centre believes the prisoner who could go to the gallows if the government has its way, is Christopher Remy. He was sentenced to hang for slitting a taxi driver's throat.