Byline: V. Anbalagan
PUTRAJAYA: The Bar Council wants the judiciary to fast track the appeals of convicted prisoners placed on Death Row.
Its Criminal Law Practice Committee chairman, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, said it was inhumane for such prisoners to remain in solitary confinement for a long period.
"It amounts to additional punishment as prisoners do not know the finality of their appeals." Hisyam said this in response to a New Straits Times report last week where two men declared that they would not seek clemency from the Pardons Board as they had been on Death Row for almost 10 years.
One of them, G. Krishna Rao, said the long wait had …