Amnesty International USA: Amnesty International Welcomes Mongolia’s “Vital Step” Toward Abolishing Death Penalty, as a Model for Other Countries in the Asia-Pacific Region

Amnesty International USA said today Mongolia’s “vital step” toward abolishing the death penalty should serve as a model for other countries in the region and elsewhere, including the United States, to end the ultimate cruel and degrading punishment. A year ago, Mongolia’s president declared a moratorium on executions and Amnesty International has urged all U.S. states to do the same. Should Mongolia take the final step toward full abolition of the death penalty, it would leave 57 countries worldwide which retain the death penalty, including the United States, which is in the company of Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria, among others. To read the full article, click hereAmnesty International Welcomes Mongolia’s “Vital Step” Toward Abolishing Death Penalty, as a Model for Other Countries in the Asia-Pacific Region

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