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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Iran: Commute Death Sentence for Ehsan Shah Ghasemi (UA 120/15)
Ehsan Shah Ghasemi, a 24 year-old Iranian man, is at imminent risk of execution. Ehsan Shah Ghasemi was sentenced to death for the murder of Ali Khalili. He stabbed Ali Khalili in the neck in July 2011, causing injuries that allegedly resulted in his death almost three years later in April 2014. Amnesty International believes Ehsan Shah Ghasemi did not receive a fair trial as there is no known conclusive evidence of a substantial causal link between the knife assault on Ali Khalili in 2011 and his death in 2014.