TAJIKISTAN SET TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY IN 'NEAR FUTURE' - SENIOR OFFICIAL
November 10, 2010: Tajikistan is a "few steps away" from abolishing capital punishment as a moratorium on this form of punishment has been in force across the country over the past six years, the Tajik presidential adviser on legal affairs, Jumakhon Davlatov, said.
He underlined the government's determination to abolish the practice in the "near future", but said there were still certain logistic and financial problems and impediments.
According to Davlatov, at present Tajik society is not yet fully prepared for the abolition of the death penalty, because approximately 60 per cent of the country's population is against ending the practice. (Sources: BBC, 10/11/2010)