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The Changing Face of the Death Penalty for Drug Offences: An Interview with Aurélie Plaçais (Director of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty)

Drug offences are punishable by death in at least 35 countries and territories worldwide, and that number may grow. 

Over the past year, authorities in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have reintroduced the death penalty as a possible punishment for drug offences, while the presidents of the Philippines and the US have expressed support for executing people involved in the drug trade. At the same time, Iran and Malaysia have made moves to reduce the use of the death penalty for non-violent drug offences.

TalkingDrugs spoke with Aurélie Plaçais, the director of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, to gain insight on how the use of the death penalty for drug offences is changing. (TalkingDrugs, UK, 29.04.2019)

https://www.talkingdrugs.org/the-changing-face-of-the-death-penalty-for-drug-offence