Sri Lanka’s top court delays first executions in 43 years

FILE PHOTO: Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has delayed the death penalty for four people convicted on drug-related offences, one of their lawyers said on Friday, in what would have been the first executions in 43 years. President Maithripala Sirisena signed death sentences last month for the four convicted on charges of trading and trafficking […]

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