Kazakhstan starts process of abolishing death penalty

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The Parliament of Kazakhstan has taken up a bill on the abolition of the death penalty. Sputnik Kazakhstan reported about it.

The second optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil Political Rights, aimed at abolishing the death penalty, was signed on September 28, 2020 in New York.

“The protocol is aimed at the adoption by our country of international obligations to abolish the death penalty. The committee is ready to accept this bill into work and prepare a conclusion on it by June 23, 2021,” said MP Mukhtar Yerman.

At the same time, a moratorium on the execution of the death penalty has been in effect in Kazakhstan since 2003, but the courts can pass such sentences. The alternative to execution is life imprisonment.

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