Malta
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The public inquiry into the killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia continued. The government resorted to unlawful practices to prevent refugees and migrants from reaching the country by sea, and continued to arbitrarily detain asylum-seekers whose living conditions were aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total ban on abortion remained in place.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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