Saturday, July 01, 2017

150th Anniversary of the Abolition of Death Penalty in Portugal

image courtesy Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo
muito obrigada !!!!! thank you so much !!!!!

Today, July 1, we are commemorating 
150 years of the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Portugal.

We have become the first sovereign nation in Europe to cease capital punishment and also one of the first in the world to do so.

The Abolition was made in stages:
for political crimes in 1852, 

for all crimes, except the military, in July 1, 1867.

Portugal last execution took place in April 22, 1846 (by hanging).

Carta de Lei da Abolição da Pena de Morte (1867) | Marca do Património Europeu
© Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo 

Charter of Law of Abolition of Death Penalty, 1867,
signed by king D. LuisEnglish translation  
© Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo 

Comemorações dos 150 anos da abolição da pena de morte

Antes que seja tarde !!
Before it is late !! (my post from 2007)

note ► 

Grand Duchy of Tuscany abolished the death penalty in November 30, 1786.
Venezuela was the first country in the world to abolish death penalty 

in 1863, followed by San Marino in 1865. 

A brief history of the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Portugal
(in portuguese)


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