Sunday, March 05, 2006

Turkey scraps death penalty in wartime

Turkey said on Friday it would shortly scrap the death penalty in times of war, bringing it into line with the European Union which it aspires to join. Turkey abolished the death penalty in peacetime in August 2002 as part of a large package of human rights reforms aimed at persuading the EU to open membership talks. The talks finally began last October but are expected to last many years.

Read the whole story on Turkish Daily News

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