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Abolish death penalty in Ghana – Expert

Stakeholders, particularly Parliamentarians, religious leaders and the media have been asked to add their voice on Amnesty International’s call on the abolition of death penalty in Ghana.

Even though the 1992 constitution and the statute books still retain death penalty as punishment for certain offences, no one has been executed in Ghana since 1993.

However, the courts still pronounce death sentence.

The Growth, Mobilization and Activism Coordinator of Amnesty International Ghana, Frank Doyi, said this at a public forum on the abolition and campaign against death penalty at Wa in the Upper West Region.

He said the act is an entrenched clause and can only be changed through a referendum.

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