Cyber-terrorism – possibility of death penalty in Pakistan

At first sight, for us European, it seems a heavy sentence that of death for cyber-terrorism. But it seems that the sentence is tied to a result: causing death of an other person, even it is indirectly by simply allowing access to computers. And death penalty is only an option, the other being life imprisonment. Comparing to the US regime, the US knowing also death penalty for murder, that is not so unreasonable. Note that Pakistan has not yet signed the Convention on cybercrime (
Cyber-terrorism will be punishable by death” (7 November 2008)

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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