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    The United Nations human rights committee approved a draft resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty in a 99-52 vote with 33 abstentions.

    The United Nations human rights committee approved a draft resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty in a 99-52 vote with 33 abstentions.

    The document, jointly introduced by the 27-nation European Union along with 60 other countries calls for establishing "a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty."

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