3 weeks Mostly the poor face death penalty — CHR MB
Mostly the poor face the death penalty and it is because they lack access to a decent education and a competent counsel, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said as it observed the 18th World Day Against the Death Penalty Saturday. Several studies have revealed that those facing execution are mostly from the poor community. In the National Survey on the Public Perception on the Death Penalty, which was conducted in 2018, 63 percent agreed that most people in Death Row are poor people who cannot afford a good lawyer. CHR Commissioner Karen S. Gomez Dumpit, Focal Commissioner on ... more