DEATH PENALTY NEW ABOLITION
Members of the National Assembly of the Central African Republic voted on May 27th to abolish the death sentence, the speaker announced, in a country torn by civil war.
"The National Assembly has voted by acclamation for the legislation abolishing the death sentence," speaker Simplice Mathieu Sarandji told applauding deputies.
President Faustin-Archange Touadera still has to issue the legislation for it to become law.
The last execution dates back to 1981.
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ACAT-UK GIVES THANKS FOR THE LIFE OF OUR PATRON, ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU, AND MOURNS THE PASSING OF A GREAT BELIEVER IN THE POWER OF PRAYER. A MAN WHO STOOD UP FOR THOSE WHOSE VOICES ARE NOT HEARD.
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