Praising Rwanda's abolition of the death penalty

Friday, October 21, 2011

One more small article on Rwanda today while we're at it, here in Portuguese:

The co-president of the Association of Parliaments of the European Union and African Countries, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Louis Michel, said on Friday in Kigali that African countries should follow the example of Rwanda which abolished the death penalty in July 2007.

"The abolition of the death penalty (for Rwanda) contributed in a certain way to the reconciliation and justice in the country", he said.

Current capital punishment usage in Africa looks like this:

(red = used as legal punishment, orange = abolished in practice, blue = abolished for all crimes)

The most recent country to abolish it is Gabon in 2011.


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