Burkina’s minister of Justice among those who pledge to accelerate the legislative process to abolish the death penalty.
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Gennadii Yakovitskii was sentenced to death in Belarus on 5 January. His was the first death sentence to be passed in 2016.
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The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good.