“On September 15th, 2009, Romell Broom was scheduled to die by lethal injection in Lucasville, Ohio. The execution attempt lasted two and half hours, where the medical team tried to establish intravenous access, sticking the needle into Mr. Broom a total of 18 times. The efforts proved futile and Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland finally granted reprieve of one week. Since then, Mr. Broom’s lawyers have been litigating in the Ohio courts to prevent the state from attempting to execute Romell Broom a second time”.
The call for the abolishment of Capital Punishment has been increasing in the past decade and a growing public debate on whether Capital Punishment is really necessary in accordance with the crime committed. With the number of people executed in Asia remains the highest compared to the rest of the world and the current controversional execution of 9 people in Indonesia by firing squad, it is indeed a timely debate.
There will be a discussion after the screening and we are glad to have Dr. Azmi Sharom (Law Professor from University Malaya), Ms. Shamini Darshni (Executive Director of Amnesty International) and Mr. Timothee (Congress Project Coordinator of ECPM).
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