Which Central Asian country has recently abolished the death penalty?

A. Kazakhstan
B. Uzbekistan
C. Kyrgyzstan
D. Turkmenistan

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Kazakhstan

Detailed About MCQs

The Parliament of Kazakhstan signed the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). It is a document that commits the signatories to abolish capital punishment. Life imprisonment was introduced in the country in 2004 as an alternative punishment. While ICCPR was adopted in 1966, the second optional protocol was adopted in 1989.