A year on from the Gambia’s return to executions – Amnesty Int’l

“To this day, the burial site has not been made known despite a UN Human Rights Council resolution on March 2012 calling on states that execute to either return the body or disclose the burial site. When states execute in secrete it compounds the cruelty of the death penalty. The Human Rights Committee and the Committee against Torture have in the past criticized secretive practices surrounding executions in Belarus, Japan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan.”

“We have seen what we can achieve when we work together, and we must continue to speak out against the systemic human rights violations in the Gambia.”

Read more here:  http://livewire.amnesty.org/2013/08/23/a-year-on-from-the-gambias-return-to-executions/comment-page-1/

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