drug-related crime. Rape, drug trafficking and murder are all considered capital crimes in Si Lanka, though no executions have occurred since 1976. Last July, Sirisena said Sri Lanka would begin hanging drug offenders, hoping to replicate the success of the bloody war on drugs that has left thousands of people dead. Related Stories
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During a visit to the Philippines just last month, Sirisena praised the countrys President Rodrigo Duterte for the crackdown, which he referred to as an example to the world. Drug-related crimes have prompted public calls to restart executions in Sri Lanka, with cannabis and heroin the most widely used. Nearly 1,300 people in Sri Lanka are currently on death row, 48 for
drug-related offenses, according to the BBC. Elsewhere in Asia, Bangladesh has also cracked down on drugs. Authorities launched ant2020跑狗图图高清 i-narcotics raids in May that reportedly led to more than 50 people being fatally shot. Contact us at email@example.com.