Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Law
Kazakhstan has abolished the death penalty
Kazakhstan has abolished the death penalty
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The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has signed parliamentary ratification and with this committed the country to abolish the death penalty. This follows a freeze on capital punishment for nearly 20-years.