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January 18 2009 | GHANA

Ghana

The former president Kufuor, leaving power, has commuted 500 death sentences into life prison

 
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Ghana - Peines commuées par le président sortant

Le président sortant, John Kufuor, a officiellement passé le pouvoir à l'opposant John Atta-Mills lors d'une cérémonie en présence de plusieurs chefs d'État africains et de milliers de Ghanéens le 7 janvier 2009.

Avant de céder le pouvoir à son successeur il a accordé "le pardon" à 500 prisonniers.

Ceux, condamnés à la peine de mort, ont donc vu commuer leur peine en emprisonnement à vie. Pour certains d'entre eux, qui attendaient depuis 10 ans leur exécution, la peine est commuée en 20 ans de prison.

 

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