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Botswana: Justice can be served without the use of the death penalty

, Index number: AFR 15/0209/2019

The sentencing of Kagiso Molefe to 20 years imprisonment for the murder of his ex-girlfriend by the Lobatse High Court demonstrates that justice can be served without the use of the death penalty in Botswana, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International believes this judgement upholds the right to life of Kagiso Molefe and aligns with the global trend which indicates the world is moving away from the use of death penalty.

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