Human Rights Activists have petitioned parliament protesting the death penalty.
The chairperson Uganda Human Rights Network Jessica Nkuhe brought the petition to the speaker of parliament Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi.
Nkuhe appealed to Parliament to critically debate, analyze and initiate the necessary legislative safeguards in regard to the death penalty. She said the death penalty is unconstitutional and should be applied under extreme cases.
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In June this year, the Uganda courts of appeal dismissed an appeal by death row inmates to ban capital punishment in the country.
The court however did find that laws mandating the death penalty for certain crimes are unconstitutional and require Parliamentary amendment.
Capital punishments are carried out by hanging.