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Sri Lanka: Don’t End Death Penalty Moratorium

Expand Visiting Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shake hands following the welcoming ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at the Presidential Palace grounds in Manila, Philippines.  © 2019 AP Photo/Bullit Marquez (New York) – The Sri Lankan government should drop plans to resume executions, which would end an unofficial 43-year moratorium in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 31, 2019, President Maithripala Sirisena said that a date had been set to resume carrying out the death penalty in drug trafficking cases. Sirisena…

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