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Cabinet approves to amend imposition of death penalty on minors

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Minister of Justice to amend Section 281 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act accordingly.

Steps have been taken to amend Article 53 of the Penal Code to enable that the death penalty should not be imposed or recorded against anyone under the age of 18 at the time of the offense, in the opinion of the court, and that the death penalty could be replaced by detention as long as the President wishes.

However, Section 281 of the Criminal Procedure Code Act does not provide for the imposition of the death penalty on a person under the age of 18 at the time of the offense.

Therefore, it has been identified that the Code of Criminal Procedure Act also should be amended accordingly to remove the existing uncertainty.

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