Thursday, November 15, 2007

UN Approves Death Penalty Moratorium Call

83-28, 47 abstentions. With that the United Nations Human Rights Committee approved a controversial resolution calling for a global moratorium on the death penalty.

Attempts were made to split the moratorium supporters by amending the resolution to include ending abortions but those amendements were voted down, letting the main resolution sail through.

The United States allied itself with Iran, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe in opposing the resolution. Birds of a feather, eh?

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