DRC: a moratorium on the death penalty is just a stepping stone

Conversations with former death row inmates

Numerous testimonies from former death row inmates have revealed that life on death row, especially in inhuman physical and mental conditions, is a form of torture. The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has issued an opion piece reflecting on the limits of moratoria and the suffering inflicted on those on death row. We reproduce it here.

Of the 55 Member States of the African Union, 15 retain capital punishment.

Public services are not prepared to rehabilitate and reintegrate them.

The moratorium is not an absolute guarantee that there will be no further executions, nor of a future ban

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