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Sharing information key to ending the death penalty

Disseminating information about the death penalty is the best way to get countries to abolish the practice, according to a senior UN official.

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UN human rights official underscores effects of death penalty on range of victims

Capital punishment affects an array of people, including convicted persons, the family members of both victims and perpetrators, and even people involved in criminal proceedings and executions, a senior United Nations human rights official declared today, as the world body launched a publication on the issue.