UN calls for "immediate moratorium" on US death penalty

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Human Rights Council

An "immediate moratorium" on the use of the death penalty in the United States has been called for by the UN after a bungled execution of a man in the state of Oklahoma.

Clayton Lockett was taken to the execution chamber on Tuesday but the lethal drugs that were injected into a vein did not work.

He died of a heart attack 10 minutes after his execution was stopped.

Nicki Chadwick reports from Geneva

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