Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun died apparently after falling while hiking, police said Saturday. The information came from the Geyong Nam Police Department, a provincial police agency, which said circumstances of the death — which occurred near where Roh was living — were not immediately clear. A hospital spokesman declined to comment.
Almost 2,400 people worldwide were executed last year, but most countries moved a step closer toward abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill Wednesday repealing the death penalty in his state, his office confirmed. “Regardless of my personal opinion about the death penalty, I do not have confidence in the criminal justice system as it currently operates to be the final arbiter when it comes to who lives and who dies for their crime,” Richardson said in a statement Wednesday