Amnesty International USA Responds to Pennsylvania Death Penalty Moratorium

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Amnesty International USA Responds to Pennsylvania Death Penalty Moratorium

WASHINGTON - Amnesty International USA executive director Steven W. Hawkins issued the following response after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that he is issuing a moratorium on the death penalty in his state:

“Amnesty International USA welcomes Gov. Wolf’s decision to halt executions. The world is moving away from this cruel and barbaric punishment, and today, the state of Pennsylvania just got a bit closer to doing the same. Pennsylvania is now moving toward the national consensus that the death penalty is broken, costly and needs to be abolished.The United States cannot truly be a global leader in human rights while the death penalty remains the law of the land.”

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