Lawmakers in Sierra Leone voted unanimously on Friday to abolish the death penalty, a momentous step that made the West African country the 23rd on the continent to prohibit capital punishment.
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Lawmakers in the West African nation voted unanimously Friday to outlaw capital punishment and replace it with life imprisonment or a minimum 30-year sentence for such crimes as murder or treason.
The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) is to launch its new ‘Two-Way Give-Back Shop’ by 15 August 2021 with support from the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC).
The US attorney general has imposed a moratorium on all federal executions while the justice department reviews its policies and procedures on capital punishment. Activists have been pushing for a halt since the Trump administration.
A police officer who killed Dalian Atkinson by tasering him to the ground and kicking him has been jailed for 8 years. PC Benjamin Monk, 43, discharged his taser three times and kicked him twice in the head.
A UN report that analysed racial justice in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd has called on member states including the UK to end the “impunity” enjoyed by police officers who violate the human rights.
The United States white ex-police officer convicted of murdering African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail.
A police officer has been convicted of the manslaughter of the former professional footballer Dalian Atkinson, after firing an electric stun gun into him for 33 seconds and kicking him twice in the head as he lay on the ground.