Myanmar, an abolitionist rise

19 janvier 2012

Commutation of death sentences to prison to life. Monday January 5th, the Government of Myanmar declared the commutation of death sentences to life imprisonment for all death row inmates. This decision is the first of a judicial turn-over wave in the country. Added to this measure, authorities also granted amnesty for hundreds of prisoners. Myanmar, de facto abolitionist country, has not practiced execution since 1988, but was still condemning to capital punishment.