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Amnesty launch: Time to abolish the death penalty in Zimbabwe
October 10, 2012
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marks World Anti-Death Penalty Day. To mark the day in Zimbabwe,
Amnesty International is presenting ten reasons why the government
should abolish the death penalty through a document called Time
to Abolish the Death Penalty in Zimbabwe.
document, Cousin Zilala, Amnesty International Zimbabwe's Executive
opposes the death penalty in all cases as the ultimate cruel, inhuman
and degrading punishment. It is the ultimate breach of the right
to life as enshrined in the in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights."
"It is the premeditated
and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state and it is
unacceptable regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics
of the offender or the method used."
welcomes Zimbabwe's efforts to reduce the application of the death
penalty in the draft
constitution but calls on the government to ensure equality
for all by abolishing the death penalty in all cases."
Visit the Amnesty
International Zimbabwe fact
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