TAJIKISTAN: MAJORITY OF POPULATION AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
March 29, 2011: according to the findings of survey conducted by the Nota Bene public association, the majority of Tajikistan's population is against the death penalty.
More than 2,000 people from all regions of the country were surveyed and 61.18% are for abolition of capital punishment, survey team head Sergey Romanov said. This contradicted claims by officials that the population is not yet ready for full abolition. (Sources: Times of Central Asia, 29/03/2011)