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United States Turns down UN Resolution Condemning Death Charge for Homosexuality

Rights Council passed the resolution–“The question of the death sentence” — on Friday, September 29, with 27 States voting in favour, 13 against and 7 abstentions [1] The resolution asked nations that have not yet abolished the death penalty to make sure that it is not “applied arbitrarily or in a prejudiced way” and that it is not applied against individuals with mental or intellectual specials needs and persons listed below 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the criminal activity, along with pregnant females. It likewise condemns the imposition of the death sentence for apostasy, blasphemy and adultery.There has been no

reason offered by the Trump administration for the vote.Top image: UN ambassador Nikki Haley.

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