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October 5, 2015

The death in prison of a Japanese man who spent more than 46 years facing execution, after a conviction based on a forced confession, underlines the urgent need for a review of all similar cases, A...

February 25, 2015

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones. Governments pay lip service to the importance of protecting ci...

October 9, 2014
Countries around the world continue to sentence to death or to execute people with mental and intellectual disabilities, in clear violation of international standards.
August 29, 2014
The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of growing calls in the country to halt the use of capital punishment, said Amnesty International.

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