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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, follow-up to country recommendations, E/CN.4/2006/53/Add.2, March 27, 2006

IV the Sudan

2. The “most serious crimes” requirement

150.   The death penalty appears to continue to be applicable for the offences of apostasy, homosexual acts and adultery, which were all found by the Human Rights Committee not to  fulfill the criteria of “most serious crimes” when it considered, in 1997, the second periodic report of the Sudan under the Covenant.

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