Ghana’s parliament has made the decision to outlaw the death penalty for nearly all crimes, joining the ranks of other African nations that have repealed capital punishment, according to lawmakers on Wednesday.
The West African country had not executed anyone since 1993, and death sentences were primarily given for offenses like murder and treason.
In a late Tuesday vote, members of parliament chose to eliminate the death penalty from the country’s legal framework.
Francis-Xavier Sosu, an opposition MP who initiated the reform, stated, “The death sentence is too absolute, and as a nation that upholds human rights, we cannot continue to have it as part of our laws,” as he spoke with AFP.
The provided information is intended for general awareness and may not be entirely accurate or up-to-date. The post disclaims any warranties regarding the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of the content, services, or graphics on the website. It advises caution when using the information for any purpose.