Debate on the death penalty
On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, on the 10th of October 2017, the Embassy of France to Tanzania organized with the Tanzanian NGO CHESO a debate at the Alliance Française of Dar es Salaam.
Frank Morandi, an independent journalist, moderated the debate. The panel consisted of Susan Kigula, ex-prisoner on death row in Uganda and African Prisons Project (APP) Ambassador, Fulgence Massawe, advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, currently working with the Legal and Human Rights Centre, John Nyoka, retired Commissioner of Prisons and founder member of the African Correctional Services Association (ACSA), Marianne Rossi, Teaching Abolition Project Manager in the French NGO ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty) and Simon Mkwizu, advocate of the High Court of Tanzania.
The debate raised reactions and questions in the audience who could exchange views with the panelists during the question and answer session.
- Left to right: Mr Frank Morandi, Mr John Nyoka, Ms Marianne Rossi, Mr Simon Mkwizu, Ms Susan Kigula, Mr Fulgence Massawe
The discussion was followed by a prize giving ceremony of the two Tanzanian winners of the drawing contest “Draw me the abolition” organized by ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty).
Joseph, the first-prize winner, was rewarded a trip to Paris by the French Embassy with the support of the Institut Français of Paris and SWISS while the Alliance Française of Dar es Salaam gave to Egidia, the other winner, a session of French courses.
The drawings of the 50 finalists of the drawing contest are exhibited at the Alliance Française of Dar es Salaam until the 16th of October 2017.
- Left to right: Mr Tiberti (director of the Alliance Française), M. Boncour (Head of Cooperation and Cultural Affairs), Joseph, Egidia and two represnetatives of CHESO
This event happened thanks to the support of the Institut Français in Paris and of the company SWISS.