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Nebraska abolishes death penalty

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By Euronews  with AFP
Nebraska abolishes death penalty

Nebraska has become the 19th US state to abolish the death penalty in favour of life imprisonment.

At 30 to 19, the vote overrode a veto by the state’s Republican senator.

Previous ballots to retroactively apply the decision were upheld.

Nebraska has not executed anybody since 1997.