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Guatemala: Death Penalty: Proposed resumption of executions

, Index number: AMR 34/004/2008

On 12 February 2008 the Congress of Guatemala approved Decree 06-2008, known as the “Law regulating the commuting of sentence for those condemned to death”, which established a procedure for those condemned to death to request a pardon from the President. Decree 06-2008 effectively leaves open the possibility of executions to resume after a prolonged de facto moratorium due to the absence of the presidential pardon facility.

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