Friday, 30 July 2010

Activists unhappy with death penalty against albino killers

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Bernard Lugongo

The death sentence slapped on an accused convicted of killing an albino in Mwanza Region has sparked fresh concerns from human rights activists over its validity.

They lashed at the government for maintaining the penalty after the High Court lake zone division had sentenced to death Mr Kazimili Mashauri on Tuesday after finding him guilty of murdering an albino girl.

The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) executive director, Mr Francis Kiwanga, told The Citizen over the phone that the judgement would never reduce their efforts to fight for the abolition of the punishment from the country’s laws.

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