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Mongolia takes ‘vital step forward’ in abolishing the death penalty

Headline Title:  Mongolia takes step forward to abolishing death penalty 05 January 2012 The Mongolian parliament's approval of a bill that aims to scrap the death penalty is a vital step towards full abolition of the death penalty in Mongolia, Amnesty International said today. The bill, which ratifies the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), was approved today by a large majority of MPs. “The Mongolian parliament’s vote today is another vital step forward, and Mongolia should follow up by immediately implementing laws that…

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