Last update 6/13/2011 1:00:00 PM (GMT+7)

Death sentences to be executed by poison

VietNamNet Bridge – The Law on Execution of Criminal Sentences will take effect as of July 1, 2011, under which death sentences will be executed by poison, instead of shooting.

The law was approved by the 12th National Assembly. One of the most notable points in the new law is changing the form of execution of death sentences. Instead of shooting, death-sentence criminals will be executed by poison injection.

This form of death sentence execution is said to be more advantageous than shooting because families of death-sentence criminals can take the bodies.

The new law is also praised to have specific regulations on rewards and punishments for prisoners who perform well or violate regulations at prisons.

The Ministry of Public Security has organized training courses on the implementation of the Law on Execution of Criminal Sentences.