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11/30/17: More coverage of Saint Egidio's Cities of Life, Rome

ROME - "'The death penalty is the punishment of the poor' -Mona Rishawi, representative of the UN Human Rights Commission, in Rome, for a Conference of Ministers of Justice of 30 Countries, organized for the tenth year by the Community of Sant'Egidio.

Although the United States is no longer in the 'top five' of the most convicted countries, 'if you are poor or black, it is very likely that you will be sentenced,' says Magdaleno Rose-Avila, Executive Director of Witness to Innocence, a US organization battling for the abolition of the death penalty, who also attended the conference." READ MORE (in Italian)

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