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Supreme Court of Canada unanimously strikes down life without parole for mass murderers

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Canada's Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017. The matter at dispute was a 2011 law that allowed judges to bar convicts from applying for parole for multiple 25-year periods. The Supreme Court said that such a punishment removes a realistic possibility of parole and is "incompatible with human dignity"
1 month ago·Quebec City, Canada

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Top Canada court strikes down stern parole law in 2017 mosque shooter ruling

Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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CBC News

Quebec City mosque shooter must get chance at parole after 25 years, Supreme Court rules | CBC News

Supreme Court of Canada justices examining the sentencing of Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette decided unanimously on Friday that a sentencing provision allowing for consecutive, 25-year blocks of parole ineligibility periods for multiple first-degree murders amounted to "cruel and unusual" punishment.

1 month ago·Canada
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CTV News

Supreme Court rules Quebec City mosque killer to be eligible for parole in 25 years

Canada's highest court has ruled Alexandre Bissonnette, who murdered six people at the Quebec City mosque in 2017, will be eligible for parole after serving 25 years.

1 month ago·Toronto, Canada
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Global News

Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette can apply for parole after 25 years | Globalnews.ca

Alexandre Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six charges of first-degree murder in the January 2017 assault that took place just after evening prayers at a Quebec City mosque.

1 month ago·Toronto, Canada
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Canada's top court strikes down life without parole for mass murderers

Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that life sentences without the possibility of parole for mass murderers are unconstitutional, as they violate the right not to be subjected to "cruel and unusual punishment."

1 month ago·South Africa
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Channel News Asia

Top Canada court strikes down stern parole law in 2017 mosque shooter ruling

OTTAWA: Canada's Supreme Court on Friday (May 27) upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional. Canada's top court was adjudicating

1 month ago·Singapore
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