Sierra Leone to end death penalty

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The government of Sierra Leone will move to end death penalty in the country, Deputy Justice Minister Umaru Napoleon Koroma said on Wednesday.
“once the legislation goes to parliament and gets approved, that ends the story of death penalty in the country,” the minister said.
On May 6, Sierra Leone Telegraph reported that the President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association, Eddinia Michaela Swallow, took part in a roundtable discussion on the abolition of the death penalty in Sierra Leone, held at the residence of British High Commissioner Simon Mustard, in Freetown.
In his opening address, Simon Mustard said that there are thirty countries that are yet to abolish the death penalty, adding that there is no proven justification that death penalty can deter crimes of the same nature.

Edited by Olajumoke Adeleke

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