Death Penalty News: December 1998

1. Total abolition in Bulgaria, Canada, Lithuania; 2. Sierra Leone – 24 soldiers executed by firing squad; 3. Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan – moratoria declared; 4. Pope calls for abolition; 5. USA: Conference on wrongful convictions; 6. Developments in the English-speaking Caribbean; Bahamas: two men executed while petitions pending; Trinidad and Tobago: appeal by Special Rapporteur; Guyana: Move to block international appeals

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