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UN Rights Chief Criticizes Jordan Reviving Death Penalty

The U.N. human rights chief is decrying the resumption of capital punishment in his home country of Jordan. The kingdom ended an eight-year moratorium Sunday by executing 11 men convicted of capital crimes. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said crime rates are not lowered by executions, and with what he called "tragic frequency," executed prisoners are later proven innocent. He also criticized Pakistan for resuming executions last week in the wake...

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