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Death Penalty News: March 2000

Index Number: ACT 53/001/2000

1.Abolition in Turkmenistan, Ukraine Bermuda; 2. USA – Illinois Governor suspends executions; 3. Philippines announces moratorium; 4. Pope again calls for abolition; 5. Moratorium petitions aim for 10 million signatures; 6. Saudi Arabia executes man for sorcery; 7. News in brief: China – in the two weeks leading up to the Chinese New Year at least 44 people executed; Democratic Republic of Congo – nineteen prisoners executed this year; South Korea – a bill to replace capital punishment with life terms in prison has been presented to the National Assembly.

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