Opponents of the death penalty are quietly celebrating today as two new legal jurisdictions have taken steps to stop all executions within their borders.
The new government of the Asian country of Malaysia just announced that it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions. Asian human rights groups immediately hailed the announcement as a major advance in their efforts.
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