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Malaysia: forthcoming parliamentary session an unmissable opportunity to reform death penalty and drug laws

, Index number: ACT 50/0605/2019

On the occasion of 26 June, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Amnesty International is calling on the authorities of Malaysia to introduce legislation at the forthcoming session of Parliament to repeal the mandatory death penalty for all crimes. This would be a critical first step towards full abolition of the death penalty and reform of the country’s punitive response to drug trafficking and crime.

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