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DEATH PENALTY. HANDS OFF CAIN WELCOMES THE APPROVAL BY THE UNGA OF A RESOLUTION FOR A UNIVERSAL MORATORIUM

December 16, 2020:

Hands Off Cain, the association which has promoted since 1993 and brought to success in 2007 the campaign for the approval by the United Nations General Assembly of a resolution for a universal moratorium on capital punishment, welcomes the approval of eighth resolution of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Moratorium Resolution has just been adopted by the UNGA with 123 votes in favor, 38 votes against, 24 abstentions - 8 were absent. Attached the results country by country (on the machine vote).
As a reminder, 2018 Resolution received 121 votes in favor, 35 votes against, 32 abstentions - 5 were absent.
Rita Bernardini, Sergio D'Elia and Elisabetta Zamparutti, respectively President, Secretary and Treasurer of Hands Off Cain, declared: "The pragmatic way of the moratorium on capital executions is confirmed as the main road to lead the international community to the complete abolition of the death penalty. The increase in the number of votes in favor recorded this year compared to 2018 proves even more that the death penalty is an old iron of the history, an intolerable anachronism that humanity must free itself from."

(Sources: HOC, 16/12/2020)

APPEAL OF REPRIEVE, IHR AND HOC TO THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT NOT TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN
BANGLADESH: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH IN SHAMIUL MURDER CASE
EGYPT: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING WIFE OF RENOWNED POET AFIFY MATAR
PAKISTAN: MURDERER OF SERVICEMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH
THE EUROPEAN UNION CONDEMNS IRAN ‘IN THE STRONGEST TERMS’ ON THE ZAM, SOTOUDEH AND DJALALI CASES
NORTH KOREA: FISHING FLEET CAPTAIN EXECUTED FOR LISTENING TO RFA
UN: FOR THE FIRST TIME LEBANON VOTED FOR A RESOLUTION AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
IRAN - A woman executed in the Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz. This is the 110th woman executed during the tenure of Rouhani
IRAN - Rasoul Ferdows executed at Boroujerd Central Prison on December 18.
IRAN - Shahab Javid executed on December 17 in the Central Prison of Qom.
BANGLADESH: 8 TO WALK THE GALLOWS FOR KILLING 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL AFTER RAPE IN CHITTAGONG
IRAN - Agents of the Intelligence Ministry destroyed the tomb of Navid Afkari
SRI LANKA: FIVE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
IRAN - Mohammad Moradi was hanged on 17 December in Saqqez prison
MALAYSIA: PERSONAL BODYGUARD SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING EMPLOYER, TWO OTHERS IN PENANG
USA - Death Penalty Information Center “Year End Report”
SINGAPORE: BANGLADESHI WORKER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING INDONESIAN MAID GIRLFRIEND IN GEYLANG HOTEL
JAPAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERS OF NINE PEOPLE CONTACTED VIA TWITTER
BANGLADESH: 5 CONVICTS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN RAPE CASE ACQUITTED
ZAMBIA: NDOLA WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING GYM INSTRUCTOR BOYFRIEND
IRAN - France, Germany and Austria react to the execution of the journalist Zam.
BANGLADESH: 10 SENTENCED TO DEATH, 5 GET LIFE TERM FOR KILLING UP CHAIRMAN
IRAN - Iran Summons German, French Envoys Over EU Condemnation Of Journalist's Hanging
IRAN - EU-Iran Business Forum Following Journalist’s Execution Sends Wrong Signal
USA - Alfred Bourgeois was executed in the Terre Haute federal penitentiary
JORDAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF AND AGENT
JAPAN: MAN GIVEN DEATH SENTENCE FOR 2018 MURDERS OF FIVE IN KAGOSHIMA
TAIWAN: GOVERNMENT SHOULD CORRECT PROCEDURAL ISSUES WITH DEATH PENALTY, NHRC SAYS
USA - Federal. Brandon Bernard, 40, Black, was executed.
USA - 8 Federal Execution Team Members Test Positive for COVID-19 After Orlando Hall Execution.

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