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Record number of UN member states back call for global end to executions

Headline Title:  Record number of UN member states back call for global end to executions 19 December 2014 A record number of countries yesterday threw their weight behind a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally, Amnesty International said. 117 of the UN’s 193 member states voted in favour of the resolution at the UNGA plenary session in New York, while 38 voted against and 34 abstained. This was the fifth time a resolution on this issue has been voted on by the UNGA – at the last vote in…

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