Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Good news for once

The Gambia has put a moratorium on use of the death penalty, and is working towards abolition:

The Gambia's President has announced a suspension of the death penalty as the West African country seeks to rebuild its international standing following the removal of its authoritarian ruler last year.

"I will use this opportunity to declare a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in The Gambia, as a first step towards abolition," Adama Barrow said in a speech to mark the 53rd anniversary of the country's independence from Great Britain.

If Gambia abolishes the death penalty, it will be the first former British colony on West Africa to do so. Hopefully they'll do it soon.