Both the Litvinenko and Skripal cases illustrate the tendency to eliminate the ‘enemies’ of the State in Modern Russia. This widespread habit during the Communist era had a lasting impact. If the assassination techniques have been upgraded from firing squads to radioactive poisonings, they should still be regarded as a form of capital punishment without trial.
By Mahin Bhabutta Global abolition of capital punishment is the apex. But, we have not yet reached this summit; around 30% of the world still relies on this cruel punishment. Bearing this in mind, it is necessary to examine the varied approaches which states across the globe take when deciding to impose the death penalty….