West Africa: Lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty in Sierra Leone | Latest World English News

Published: Jul 24, 2021, 05:35 PM(IST) WION Video Team
Lawmakers in Sierra Leone, on Friday, voted unanimously to abolish colonial-era death penalty laws. This country is the 23rd African country to ban the practice. The country's constitution had allowed the use of death penalty for aggravated robbery, murder, and treason. Sierra Leone's move comes in the backdrop of a long battle to discard brutal colonial-era laws.
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