This animation was created for the Amnesty International Death Penalty Statistics 2013 report. It not only details the death sentences and executions in 2012, but also explains how these numbers compare to the past and present. Let's use these numbers as motivation, and keep fighting to end the death penalty!
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Help Halt Execution of 13 Men (Japan: UA 213/16)
Thirteen members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult are now at risk of execution in Japan, following the conclusion of the trials of other cult members. The 13 men were found guilty of and sentenced to death for carrying out a deadly sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway in 1995 and other illegal activities. Their executions could be carried out at any moment.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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