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Death Penalty in 2013

Death penalty Facts and figures 2013 THE BAD NEWS 778 778 people were executed in 22 countries +15% +15% increase in executions against 2012 80% of the executions we recorded worldwide were in Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia These figures exclude China, which executed thousands - more than the rest of the world combined. The actual number is a state secret Top 5 executing states 39 79+ 169+ 369+ 000s USA Saudi Iraq Arabia Iran China THE GOOD NEWS Guatemala, Grenada and St Lucia reported empty death rows for the first time since 1/2 Amnesty started keeping records There were 10% fewer executions in the USA than in 2012 10 Almost half of all countries (98) have now abolished the death penalty Maryland became the 18th US state to abolish the death penalty 18th Belarus – the last country in Europe and Central Asia to retain the death penalty – did not execute anyone for the first time since 2009 Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all circumstances. It violates the right to life and is the ultimate cruel, inhumane and degrading punishment Amnesty International @AmnestyUK

Death Penalty in 2013

shared by AmnestyUK on Mar 27
Our annual report on the countries still resorting to using the death penalty is out. We've seen a sharp rise in executions fuelled by a handful of states that are consistently using this most ihuman...


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