Three Lowvelders Charged with Poaching & Terrorism in Swaziland - Death Penalty?

Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:30 pm

Three Lowvelders charged with terrorism
The death penalty has not been set aside, but has not been implemented since 1983.
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In Swaziland, poaching may be considered an act of terrorism.

SWAZILAND – Three Lowvelders who were charged with poaching and terrorism in Swaziland last month will apply for bail in the country’s High Court on Wednesday.

In certain cases, Swaziland’s Suppression of Terrorism Act acknowledges poaching as an act of terrorism.

In that country, rangers who kill poaching suspects are immune from prosecution. The death penalty has not been set aside, but has not been implemented since 1983.

This was the country’s anti-poaching unit’s second interception of poachers from the Lowveld within its borders in the past three months.

In June, three presumed Lowvelders were killed while attempting to execute a poaching operation in the country’s Hlane Royal National Park.

This was the result of a joint operation between BGP’s anti-poaching unit and the Lebombo police’s Serious Crime Unit.

Read more in tomorrow’s Lowvelder.

AUTHOR
Helene Eloff
Court Reporter

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Re: Three Lowvelders Charged with Poaching & Terrorism in Swaziland - Death Penalty?

Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:30 pm

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