Today’s date: Death of the death penalty

The Copenhagen Post
April 15th, 2015

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Moving away from the deathly gallows

(photo: wikipedia.org by Pierre Larousse)

On this day some 85 years ago, the death penalty was abolished in Denmark for civil cases. The law came into force exactly three years later on 15 April 1933. However, the death penalty continued as a form of military punishment until 1978.


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