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Oregon state governor blocks executions and opens door to abolition

Headline Title:  Oregon state governor blocks executions 25 November 2011 Amnesty International has hailed the principled stance of a US state governor who this week imposed a moratorium on executions for the rest of his term in office.Oregon governor John Kitzhaber issued a reprieve to convicted murderer Gary Haugen, who was due to be executed on 6 December after giving up his appeals.Kitzhaber said Oregon’s death penalty was “neither fair nor just” and that he would allow no further executions while he is governor."This sort of principled stand is something we have seen too little…

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