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Vote to Remove Death Penalty in Connecticut shows ‘great leadership’

Headline Title:  Connecticut votes to end death penalty 05 April 2012 A vote to repeal the death penalty by Connecticut’s State Senate is a leap forward in the battle to end capital punishment, Amnesty International said.The vote was passed after ten and a half hours of debate by 20 votes to 16. If approved by the House of Representatives and signed by Governor Malloy, Connecticut would become the 17th state in the United States to abolish the death penalty.“Connecticut’s lawmakers have done the right thing and shown great leadership on advancing human rights in that state,” said Suzanne…

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