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When may one's right to life be taken away?

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Circumstances in which one's right to life may be taken away include;

  • When defending one's life/country in case of war.
  • When defending one's property against violent attack.
  • When the life of law enforcement officer is in danger when apprehending criminals.
  • Abortion can be done under emergency treatment/if the life of the mother is in dander based on opinion of a trained health professional.
  • If one is found guilty of an offence punishable by death e.g murder, treason and robbery with violence.
  • When preventing a person from committing a felony/crime.
  • When suppressing a riot/rebellion or mutiny.

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