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The need for action on the death penalty

  • Federico Mayor

Geneva, Switzerland | Fri, February 8 2013 | 10:40 am

PREMIUM Just a few short weeks into a new year — a year that will mark the 65th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights — and regrettably a court in Indonesia has sentenced a British grandmother to death.

People across the world have been shocked by the sentencing of 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford to death for drugs trafficking. The prosecution had recommende...