Niger: Abolish the death penalty in Niger

Index Number: AFR 43/001/2004

No executions have been carried out in Niger since 1976. Despite the fact that the prime minister declared in August 2002 that he was against the death penalty all of the criminal codes adopted since then have maintained the death penalty. Moreover, Amnesty International learnt that the Niamey Criminal court sentenced Yahaya Moussa Diarra to death in his absence for murder and night robbery by forcible entry on the 23rd February 2004.

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