Death Penalty News April 1992

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ACT 53/002/1992

1. Switzerland: Total abolition of the death penalty approved by Parliament. 2. European Parliament calls for action against death penalty. 3. Georgia: Restoration of 1921 Constitution means abolition of death penalty. 4. Lithuania: Scope of death penalty reduced. 5. Canada: Guarantee secured in extradition case. 6. Executions in 1991: second highest figure since 1981. 7. Mongolia, Albania, Armenia: death penalty statistics. 8. Iran: United Nations report condemns use of death penalty. 9. India: Prisoner executed after hangman faints. 10. Cuba: Executions despite international appeals. 11. USA: Developments in 1991.

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