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Stop the death penalty: the world decides

, Index number: IOR 41/020/2007

In January 2007, eight men were acquitted of treason in South Korea - more than 30 years after they had been hanged. Such posthumous acquittals reveal the capricious, unsafe and inhuman truth behind the death penalty. In this focus sheet Amnesty International urges the UNGA to adopt a resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions and requests all states to support this important initiative.

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