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The Gambia: President abolishes the death penalty

, N° d'index: AFR 27/002/1993

The Gambia has become the seventh African country to abolish the death penalty, and has announced its intention to accede to the Second Optional Protocol of the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The proposal for abolition was made by President Sir Dawda Jawara, and bills removing the penalty were passed overwhelmingly by Parliament in April 1993.

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