Zambia abolishes the death penalty Prothom Hello

Zambia abolishes the death penalty Prothom Hello

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Human rights activist Brebner Changala said the decision was “a major milestone in the removal of colonial laws that do not fit the country’s democratic set-up”.

Carolyn Katotobwe, executive director of the Center for Policy Dialogue, said Zambians would now speak freely.

“As stakeholders we are happy that this repressive law has finally been removed. Thus, citizens have been allowed to express their views freely without fear of prosecution, as was the case in the past, ” He said.

Zambia gained independence from British rule in 1964. The southern African nation is home to 18 million people.

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