Death penalty: Abolitionist reflections issue no. 5 - Europe and Central Asia
On 11 December 1977 Amnesty International and participants of the International Conference on the Abolition of the Death Penalty issued the Stockholm Declaration which called on all governments to bring about the immediate and total abolition of the death penalty. At the time, only 16 countries had abolished the death penalty. Forty years on, that figures stands at 105. To mark this anniversary, Amnesty International looks through this newsletter at trends in Europe and Central Asia and takes a closer look at the use of the death penalty in Belarus, the last executioner in the region.
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- India: Dalit rights activist released: Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’
- Eritrea: Ex-minister arbitrarily held after book release: Berhane Abrehe
- Oral statement during Item 4 debate on human rights situations requiring the attention of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC39): Egypt, China, Nicaragua, Venezuela