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Korean bishops enlist performers for rally against capital punishment

CWN - August 17, 2010

The Korean Catholic bishops’ conference has enlisted prominent performing artists to join in a rally against the death penalty.

The bishops’ justice-and-peace committee is organizing the September 2 event, pushing for abolition of capital punishment. The country has not used the death penalty since 2007, but the bishops’ committee notes that laws allowing for execution remain on the books.

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