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Taiwan: No bowing to public pressure over executions

Headline Title:  Taiwan: No bowing to public pressure over executions 07 December 2012 Taiwan must not succumb to public pressure and revert to using the death penalty, Amnesty International said as it urged an immediate moratorium on capital punishment as a first step towards its abolition. Public pressure has been building on the government to carry out executions following the murder of a 10 year-old boy in the city of Tainan on 1 December 2012. The alleged murderer is reported to have said he did not fear being executed, because of the Taiwanese government commitment to move away…

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