KYRGYZSTAN: BISHKEK JOINS INTERNATIONAL PROTOCOL ON DEATH PENALTY ABOLITION
February 11, 2010: The Kyrgyz Parliament approved the Second Option protocol of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, aimed to abolish the death penalty.
According to the Justice Minister Kurmantai Abdiev, the document makes provision for complete death penalty abolition, in turn, it will help to develop humanization of a criminal law.
It will be recalled that Kyrgyzstan adhere the Covenant in 1994. The United Nation Organization (U.N.O.) approved Second Option Protocol to this Covenant in 1989. The Protocol obliged a member country to abolish death penalty. The law replacing the death penalty with life imprisonment was passed in June 2007. (Sources: eng.24.kg, Interfax, 12/02/2010)