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Sierra Leone to speed up death penalty abolition

, N° d'index: AFR 51/001/2014

Minister of Justice Franklyn Bai Kargbo last week told the United Nations that Sierra Leone will abolish the death penalty. President Ernest Bai Koroma has asked for legislation to be drafted to end the death penalty as a matter of urgency, and the Minister of Justice stated that he anticipated that the law would be ready “in the space of a few weeks”. Franklyn Bai Kargbo also announced that the sentences of the country’s last death row prisoners have been commuted to life imprisonment.

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