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Death penalty: support for UN call for moratorium on executions reiterated as new states support landmark resolution

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ACT 50/5389/2016

The UN General Assembly today adopted its sixth resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty with an overwhelming majority. The continued support for the call suggests that it is just a matter of time before the death penalty is confined to the history books.

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