Death penalty ruling

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Death penalty ruling

The Privy Council held last week that a stay of execution in a death penalty case should only be refused where it is obvious that the underlying appeal must fail. It also decided in Thomas Reckley v the Attorney General of the Bahamas and Others that even if the Supreme Court reaches that view, it should still grant a short stay of a few days to enable its decision to be challenged on appeal.

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