Capital punishment in Uzbekistan

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Capital punishment in Uzbekistan has been abolished.[1]

On August 1, 2005, President Islam Karimov signed a decree stating that “the death penalty shall be cancelled in the Republic of Uzbekistan as of January 1, 2008, as a form of criminal punishment and shall be replaced by sentence for life or long prison terms”. The reason given for the three-year delay was the need to build new prisons to house people condemned to life terms instead of death.[2]

The last execution in Uzbekistan took place in 2005.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Abolitionist and retentionist countries | Amnesty International". Amnesty.org. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ "HANDS OFF CAIN against death penalty in the world". Handsoffcain.info. 1992-12-08. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Death penalty: Countries abolitionist for all crimes | Amnesty International". Amnesty.org. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
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