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.
Since 2003, a moratorium on the death penalty has been introduced in Kazakhstan; since then, none of them has been recorded in the country.
Kazakhstan has joined the International Covenant to promote the abolition of the death penalty. According to the international protocol, after the abolition of the death penalty, the country will have the right to use it in wartime.
As a reminder, in November it was reported that the procedure for abolishing the death penalty had started in Kazakhstan.
Earlier it was reported that in the United States for the first time in almost 70 years, a woman was executed. Lisa Montgomery was sentenced to death for murder in 2004 – she strangled a pregnant woman.