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“Not easy to forgive” says Ugandan on death row for 18 years

A Ugandan man who lived for more than 18 years on death row says it’s “not easy to forgive”, in his own words, “everybody who participated in my suffering.”

But that’s exactly what Edward Mpagi has been able to do, taking his call for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide, all the way to UN Headquarters in New York.

He took part in a panel discussion on the theme of moving away from the death penalty, and was accompanied by Ronald Katongole, a young campaigner from his home village.