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Monday, November 22, 2010

Death penalty abolished in Burundi
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On November 22, 2008, the parliament of Burundi voted in favor of laws abolishing the death penalty in the country. The elimination of the death penalty in Burundi was a requirement for establishing a UN-led truth and reconciliation committee in the country. The commission came as part of Burundi's recovery from a 12-year civil war between the Hutu majority and the dominant Tutsi minority which began in 1993 and claimed more than 300,000 lives.

Burundi coat of arms

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