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Gambia President Announces Moratorium on Death Penalty

Gambia's president has declared a moratorium on the death penalty, calling it a "first step toward abolition." President Adama Barrow announced the moratorium while addressing a large crowd gathered Sunday for the country's independence anniversary.   This tiny West African nation is emerging from 22 years of dictatorship that were marked by arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. Gambia made headlines in August 2012 when ex-dictator...

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