Sierra Leone parliament eliminates death sentence

President Julius Maada Bio

President Julius Maada Bio

MPs in Sierra Leone have actually all accepted eliminate the death sentence, this medium’s Umaru Fofana reports.

The sentence will be changed by life jail time, according to the AFP news firm.

In May, the nation’s deputy justice minister revealed the dedication to eliminate capital penalty.

Rights group Amnesty International stated that in 2015 39 death sentences were bied far.

But no-one has actually been performed in Sierra Leone because 1998.

Death sentences have actually typically been travelled, however by the end of in 2015 94 individuals were still on death row, Amnesty stated.

Once the procedure is authorized by President Julius Maada Bio, Sierra Leone will end up being the 23rd African nation to have actually eliminated the death sentence, the New York Times reports.

Sierra Leone parliament eliminates death sentence