Death penalty opponents said Thursday that this week’s votes putting Connecticut on track to become the 17th state to abandon capital punishment shows that the long campaign against the death penalty is gaining serious momentum.
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Three men are due to be executed on 3 February. One of them, Shoaib Sarwar, would be the first to be executed for a non-terrorist offence since the moratorium on executions was lifted.
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18 down, 32 to go! Maryland makes history by becoming 18th state to abolish the death penalty.