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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kyrgyz Seek Death Penalty

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyz officials have called for the death penalty to be reinstated and said public executions could be carried out, a sharp reversal that will likely draw international condemnation.

Executions could in some cases be conducted publicly as a deterrent to crime, said Murat Sutalinov, head of the domestic security agency. Kyrgyzstan imposed a moratorium on executions in 1998 and formally abolished the death penalty in a 2007 constitution. 

(AP)