Monday, October 10, 2005

World Day Against The Death Penalty 

That is today, October 10th 2005. To find out more, look at this link to the World Coalition Against The Death Penalty. Emphasis is on the Death Penalty in Africa, where it is still rather common...

The declaration to the African Heads of State says this:

Following the example of values espoused by Nelson Mandela, of the Statute of
the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Statute of the Special
Court for Sierra Leone which exclude capital punishment for perpetrators of the
most serious crimes and remembering that several African countries have never
applied the death penalty, we believe that the moment has come for all of Africa
to incorporate the right to life into the national penal code of each African
country by abolishing the death penalty.

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