OPEN LETTER: International Narcotics Control Board must call on the Sri Lankan authorities to halt imminent executions for drug-related offences

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“Executions for drug offences are prohibited under international human rights law, as drug offences do not meet the threshold of ‘most serious crimes’ to which Article 6.2 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights mandates that capital punishment be restricted, in retentionist countries. The INCB has repeatedly called on states that retain the death penalty for drug offences to commute all existing death sentences, and to consider abolishing the death penalty altogether”

Source: Human Rights International

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