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ENDED IN SWAZILAND THE AFRICAN MISSION OF HANDS OFF CAIN

November 12, 2016: With two days of meetings in the Kingdom of Swaziland, it ended the mission of Hands Off Cain in four African countries in view of the vote on the Resolution for the universal moratorium on executions at the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The mission is part of a project backed by the Italian Foreign Ministry in view of the vote (expected on Nov. 17) at the Third Committee on Human Rights, and around mid-December at the General Assembly Plenary.
The delegation of Hands Off Cain was formed by the Hon. Roberto Rampi (PD), by Antonio Stango the association's Executive Board, Eleonora Mongelli and Yuliya Vassilyeva.
In the Swaziland capital, Mbabane, the delegation met with Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Prince Hlangusemphi Dlamini, Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Prince Guduza Dlamini, former Speaker of the House of Assembly of Swaziland (both princes are brothers of King Mswati III), Senator Edgar Hillary, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, and MP Jan Sithole, president of the Swaziland Democratic Party (Swadepa).
During the meetings, which were also attended by the Ambassador Nicola Bellomo head of the European Union Delegation in the Kingdom of Swaziland, the Swazi authorities explained the constitutional and judicial system of the country, where the death penalty is provided but where is a de facto moratorium in force since 1983.
At the moment, after some recent royal commutations of death sentences, it remains just a prisoner on death row.

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SINGAPORE EXECUTES MALAYSIAN, NIGERIAN FOR TRAFFICKING, AUTHORITIES CONFIRM
SERGIO D'ELIA ON RADIO RADICALE: THE THIRD COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS APPROVED THE RESOLUTION FOR MORATORIUM ON DEATH PENALTY
KENYA URGED TO SET PACE FOR REGION BY ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY
BANGLADESH: COURT SENTENCES TWO TO DEATH FOR 2013 MURDER IN DHAKA'S PALLABI
GEORGIA (USA): STEVEN FREDERICK SPEARS EXECUTED
INDIA: 10 AWARDED DEATH PENALTY IN THE CASE OF SENARI MASSACRE
CHINA EXECUTES MAN WHO KILLED OFFICIAL AFTER HOME DEMOLISHED
EGYPT: HIGHEST COURT QUASHES EX-PRESIDENT MORSI'S DEATH PENALTY
INDONESIA: PAKISTANI DRUG SMUGGLER GETS DEATH SENTENCE
USA: A COMEBACK FOR THE DEATH PENALTY?
IRAN: NINE EXECUTED OVER DRUG CHARGES, MURDER
NIGERIA: OSHIOMHOLE COMMUTES FOUR DEATH ROW INMATES TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT
JAPAN: DOUBLE MURDERER EXECUTED; 2ND UNDER CITIZEN JUDGE SYSTEM
USA: PRO-DEATH PENALTY REFERENDA PREVAIL IN 3 STATES; KANSAS RETAINS 4 JUSTICES ATTACKED FOR DEATH PENALTY DECISIONS
KUWAIT: JUVENILE AGE LOWERED TO 16; TEENAGERS WARNED THEY COULD FACE DEATH PENALTY FOR CERTAIN CRIMES
IRAN: ONE PUBLIC HANGING AND 5 EXECUTIONS FOR DRUG CHARGES
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS EXECUTED FOR MURDER, RAPE
CHINA COURT HANDS DEATH SENTENCE OVER WAREHOUSE BLASTS
DEATH PENALTY: THE MISSION OF HOC IN AFRICA CONTINUES
IRAN: AUTHORITIES CARRY OUT 'EYE FOR AN EYE' BLINDING PUNISHMENT
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ITALY: UMBERTO VERONESI, SCIENTIST, WHO SUPPORTED THE ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY AND LIFE SENTENCE, DIED
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