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The state of the Death Penalty: 2012

The state of the DEATH PENALTY: 2012 e At least 682 people were executed in 21 countries These figures don't include the thousands who have believed to have been executed in China, or the credible but unconfirmed reports of further executions in Iran. The numbers of those sentenced to death is reducing 1,722 58 At least people were sentenced to death in 2012, compared to 1,923 in 2011. countries - down from 63 in 2011. 5 countries resumed executions despite global pressure Botswana Gambia India Japan Pakistan But, there was also good news Latvia become the and Connecticut the 97 17 th US state to completely abolish the death penalty country 140 countries are now abolitionist in law or practice 111E0 Countries voted for UN moratorium on the death penalty We oppose the death penalty in all cases, for all crimes. It's the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. End the death penalty. @amnestyuk #DeathPenalty

The state of the Death Penalty: 2012

shared by AmnestyUK on Apr 10
Amnesty's annual report on the use of the Death Penalty is out for 2012 - and although the global trend to abolition continues, 2012 saw a disappointing resumption of executions by some countries. Fin...


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