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February 16, 2015
As Nigerians prepare to go to the polling stations to elect their President on 28 March, we take a look at some of the main human rights issues facing people living in Africa’s most populous, oil-rich...
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February 13, 2015

Amnesty International USA executive director Steven W. Hawkins issued the following response after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that he is issuing a moratorium on the death penalty in...

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February 13, 2015
The execution of two men convicted of non-terrorism-related offences marks a disturbing and dangerous escalation in Pakistan’s use of the death penalty since a moratorium was lifted in December last y...
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February 12, 2015
A young Iranian man set to be hanged on 19 February gave a harrowing account of how, as a teenager, officials tortured him for 97 days to make him “confess” to a crime, before sentencing him to death.

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