Italy to push for a moratorium on the death penalty at the UN

September 25, 2007 16:55


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Italy's premier began his fight Tuesday at the United Nations for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty, a move that is expected to face opposition from the United States and other countries that still allow capital punishment, including Iran and China. Premier Romano Prodi hopes to generate enough consensus to pass a General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium, and the topic was expected to feature prominently in his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday evening. "Today Italy begins its battle for a moratorium ... that we intend to win" Prodi said in comments carried by the ANSA news agency and confirmed by his office. The premier said the hard work "begins today" but warned of hurdles ahead because "there are many important countries that still apply (the death penalty), like the United States and China."

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