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Sri Lanka: Resuming Death Penalty a Major Setback

Expand President Maithripala Sirisena said he has ordered the execution of four drug offenders, which, if carried out, would end Sri Lanka’s de facto 43-year moratorium on the death penalty. © 2019 How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP (New York) – The Sri Lanka government should halt plans to resume executions and restore its de facto 43-year moratorium on the use of the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena said he has ordered the execution of four drug offenders, claiming it would end increasing addiction problems in the country. “Sri Lanka’s…

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