Gambia suspends death penalty in step towards abolition

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President Adama Barrow announces that he wants to abolish executions in his country

Gambian President Adama Barrow has announced a suspension of the death penalty in his country, in a break from the former regime of the dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Barrow, a onetime security guard in London who was elected president in December 2016, signed a UN treaty on the abolition of capital punishment last year.

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