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Malawi rules out death penalty for albino killers

Malawi rules out death penalty for albino killers

Malawi

Malawi has ruled out the implementation of the death penalty for people who kill albinos.

Information Minister Patricia Kaliati said such legislation would go against human rights agreements that the country had ratified.

“Malawi is a signatory to many human rights instruments and we would not want to contravene them. We would not like a former head of state answering a case at the International Criminal Court over the death penalty,” Kaliati said.

A member of the opposition Malawi Congress Party, had said that a proposal would be tabled in Parliament to allow death sentences to be handed down.

The MP’s comments have renewed calls for the death penalty with supporters saying it will clear society of albino killers.