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Joe Biden to work to end death penalty in US, says secretary

United States President-elect Joe Biden is against the death penalty Image: Roberto Schmidt / AFP

US President-elect Joe Bieden will work to end executions of people sentenced to death and to end the use of punishment, said Democratic press secretary TJ Tucklo today.

The statement comes at a time when the country’s Justice Department has scheduled three executions before Biden’s inauguration in January. The information is from the Associated Press agency.

“Biden is opposed to the death penalty now and in the future,” said the secretary.

Yesterday, the US Department of Justice marked the death penalty for Alfred Bourgeois for December 11, for Cory Johnson for January 14 and for Dustin Higgs for January 15.

The US Federal Prison Agency carried out its eighth execution last Thursday (19), after a 17-year hiatus.

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