Death penalty e-petition: 'Not that extraordinary'
Details of the first e-petitions submitted to a new government website have been released.
Among the ideas proposed are the return of the death penalty, anonymity for rape defendants and banning smoking in prisons.
There are already e-petition systems in place in Wales and Scotland.
Neil Durkin from the human rights organisation Amnesty International said: "It is not that extraordinary to have a debate about the possible reintroduction of capital punishment."
04 Aug 2011
- From the section UK Politics