Amnesty Int’l to work with gov’t towards total abolishment of capital punishment

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The Amnesty International Ghana has said it is looking forward to engaging with the State, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and media regularly to support in setting the human rights agenda for awareness-raising, public education, and urgent action as the collective contribution to making the country and the world a better place for all without discrimination.

The Orgnsaistions aid it will continue to work with the Government of Ghana towards the total abolishment of capital punishment.

“We take cognizance of our neighboring countries like Burkina Faso, Gambia, Senegal, Benin, Sierra Leone that have successfully abolished the death penalty and encourage Ghana to do same,” it said in a report released on Tuesday May 24.

The report noted that in Ghana, the last execution was carried out in 1993. Prison conditions continue to remain deplorable while some prisoners on death row suffer mental health issues from being on death row not knowing when they will be killed.

“Amnesty international opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception regardless of the nature of circumstances of the crime,” it said.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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