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Foreign Ministry welcomes abolition of death penalty in Uzbekistan

The Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry said on January 3 that it welcomed the abolition of the death penalty in the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan as of January 1.

The Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry said on January 3 that it welcomed the abolition of the death penalty in the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan as of January 1.

"The ministry considers this a step towards the values recognized by the UN in its latest resolution calling for a global moratorium on the death penalty," SLOVAKIA was told by ministry spokesman Ján Škoda.

Foreign Affairs Minister Ján Kubiš is currently Chairman of the Council of Europe, which promotes the worldwide prohibition of the death penalty. TASR

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