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Death Penalty: Global abolition closer than ever

    January 15, 2019

    On December 17, 121 of the United Nations’ 193 member states supported a resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty. Amnesty International’s lead expert, Chiara Sangiorgio, saidA death penalty-free world is closer than ever. This vote sends yet another important signal that more and more countries are willing to take steps to end this cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment once and for all.”