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Sierra Leone’s Parliament Votes to Abolish Capital Punishment

Voice of America
 2021-07-26

Cover picture for the articleSierra Leone is set to become the 23rd country on the African continent to abolish the death penalty. Lawmakers in the West African nation voted unanimously Friday to outlaw capital punishment and replace it with life imprisonment or a minimum 30-year sentence for such crimes as murder or treason and grant judges additional discretion when handing down a sentence.

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