Death Penalty News: December 1994

1. Italy: Death penalty abolished for all crimes. 2. Turkey: A return to the old order? 3. Council of Europe: European body calls for anti-death penalty treaty. 4. China: Harvesting of organs and tissues from executed prisoners. 5. Japan: 78.3% of poll respondents say death penalty should be retained. 6. Philippines and Malaysia: visitors warned of death penalty for drug traffickers. 7. USA (California): Gassing ruled unconstitutional. 8. USA (Kansas): Governor vetoes state funding for defence counsel in capital cases. 9. South Africa: Death penalty to be first on agenda for new consitutional court. 10. Kenya: High Court judge calls for removal of the death penalty from the statute book.

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