Diary Note: Amnesty International publishes this year’s global death penalty statistics

Amnesty International



4 March 2015

Amnesty International will publish this year’s global death penalty statistics on Wednesday 1 April 2015 00:01am GMT.

§        Embargoed copy of the report available in advance
§        Pre-launch event for media in London on 31 March

On Wednesday 1 April Amnesty International publishes its global death penalty statistics, looking at how many people were executed or sentenced to death across the world during 2014.

The report covers the key trends in the use of the death penalty in the past year including the number of executions per country and the number of death sentences passed.

Amnesty International’s experts on the death penalty will be available for interview in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.

On 31 March, there will be a pre-launch event for media at the Amnesty International Secretariat in London where the report’s authors will present the main findings.

To request an embargoed copy of the report and supporting materials (key facts and figures, graphics or AV material), or to arrange to attend the pre-briefing, please contact:

Maeve Patterson
Head of Media & Communications
Amnesty International European Institutions Office
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +32 (0)2 548 27 73
Mobile: +32 (0)483 680 812
Twitter: @maevepatterson
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