Kazakhstan officially abolished the death penalty

The head of state signed a law abolishing the death penalty. However, the country will have the right to use it in wartime.

The Kazakh authorities have officially abandoned the death penalty. The corresponding law was signed by the country’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. This was reported on Saturday, January 2, Tengrinews.kz reports.

“The head of state signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty… The text of the law is published in the press, ”the message says.

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