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Sierra Leone: Announcement at the UN to abolish the death penalty is a welcome development

Index Number: AFR 51/4154/2021

Amnesty International today welcomes Sierra Leonean authorities’ announcement at the UN to abolish the death penalty.

Responding to international community’s calls, on 12 May 2021 in Geneva, during Sierra Leone’s United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Deputy Justice Minister announced the commitment of President Julius Maada Bio’s cabinet to fully abolish the death penalty.

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