Kazakhstan to abolish death penalty

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan

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# 16 March 2022 11:41 (UTC +04:00)

President Kasym-Jomart Tokaev suggested to abolish death penalty in Constitution, APA reports citing AKIPress.

"As you know, I pay a particular attention to protection of fundamental rights of citizens. In 2020, our country joined the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which foresees abolishment of death penalty," Tokaev said in address to the nation on Wednesday.

Tokaev reminded about the order on further measures on human rights signed last year.