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Rights Lawyers Hope to Outlaw Death Penalty in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court began its year Wednesday with a request from 15 death row prisoners for their sentences to be commuted. Rights lawyers are hoping the death penalty will be outlawed in Zimbabwe this year.  The lawyer for the 15 said they have been waiting for their executions for periods ranging between four and 20 years. All have been convicted of murder or treason, which carry capital sentences in Zimbabwe.  Their lawyer, former Zimbabwe finance minister...

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