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Death penalty 2014: Alarming rise in death sentences as governments resorted to capital punishment to combat crime and terrorism

© Amnesty International The dark trend of governments using the death penalty in a futile attempt to tackle real or imaginary threats to state security and public safety was stark last year. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 1 April 2015 States used the death penalty in a flawed attempt to tackle...
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Death Sentences and Executions in 2014

31/03/2015 – This report covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2014. As in previous years, information is collected from a variety of sources, including: official figures; information from individuals sentenced to death and their families and...