For those of you (or your friends) who wonder why I am against the Mandatory Death Penalty for drugs trafficking, here are the reasons – the many presumption clauses in the Misuse of Drugs Act.
(You can view the entire Act here.)
Count the number of times the word “presume” or “presumption” (highlighted in bold) appear in the Act (below).
This clause makes the prosecution’s job a breeze and the accused has almost no way of defending himself.
And with judges not allowed to take mitigating circumstances of the accused into consideration, the accused’s fate is sealed – right from the moment he is arrested. Continue reading “The presumptions that can – and do – kill you”