Thursday, 22 February 2007
Budapest joins Rome's campaign against death penalty
Budapest, February 22 (MTI) - Budapest joins Rome's initiative for a global ban on death penalty, the City Counsil decided in a Thursday vote.
The mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni launched the campaign against capital punishment in January 2007 and asked other European cities to join by signing a petition.
So far 16 cities including Brussels, London, Madrid, Paris and Vienna have signed the motion.
Addressing the debate, Mayor Gabor Demszky pointed out that the campaign aims to urge international organizations to ban death penalty worldwide.
Death penalty was abolished in Hungary in 1990.