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Supreme Court stops executions until Oct 30

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The Supreme Court which today heard 12 Fundamental Rights petitions challenging the death penalty, suspended executions until October 30 this year.

The petitions were filed by a range of people from Human Rights defenders to Civil Society leaders and a variety of religious leaders.

The former Bishop of Colombo Duleep de Chickera, the Director of the Walpola Rahula Institute Ven Galkande Dhammananda Thero and a representative Moulvi from the All Ceylon Jamiayatul Ulema were among the petitioners.

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