Sierra Leone abolishes the death penalty
26 July 2021 | 6:03 am
Sierra Leone's president said he would sign the abolition of capital punishment, fulfilling a personal campaign pledge. Some 99 people in the country are currently sitting on death row.
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21 Nov 2017
Fayose signs bill on death penalty into law.
24 Feb 2018
Around a thousand Philippine Catholics in Manila marched in protest of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs and his efforts to reinstate the death penalty.
3 Jan 2019
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16 Mar 2019
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5 Jul 2019
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24 Oct 2019
The United Nations expert for monitoring human rights in Iran criticized the Tehran government for its use of the death penalty against minors. Two people aged under 18 have been executed by the state so far this year.
19 Jul 2020
Iranians took to social media to protest the planned execution of three young protesters, under the hashtag #Don'tExecute. The men had taken part in last year's mass demonstrations against a fuel price hike.
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