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Robert Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington DC, discusses with Wayne Brittenden  the ethical and legal situation of capital punishment globally - but particularly in the US, which is the only western democracy that- at least in 29 states - can still execute its citizens.
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