Six sentences to the death penalty in Morocco in 2016

Six people were sentenced to death in 2016 by the various courts in Morocco.

This brings the number of people on death row in the various correctional centers of the country on 92, according to the latest report by Amnesty International entitled "death sentences and executions".

Morocco, which has carried out no executions more since 1993, is called to choose a formal abolition at the level of the law, confirmed Mohamed Sektatoui, President of Morocco Amnesty International, in a statement to the newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum. Because, he said, the global trend is now towards the abolition of the death penalty.

So have 141 countries, of which all European countries and 38 of the 54 African countries, abolished the death penalty. "This is a good time for Morocco to respect the values related to respect for human life, especially since the Constitution of July 2011 expressly confirms this right to life," added Sektatoui.

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