Burkina’s minister of Justice among those who pledge to accelerate the legislative process to abolish the death penalty.
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Three men are due to be executed on 3 February. One of them, Shoaib Sarwar, would be the first to be executed for a non-terrorist offence since the moratorium on executions was lifted.
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18 down, 32 to go! Maryland makes history by becoming 18th state to abolish the death penalty.