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Report
September 1, 2013

Today 140 countries are abolitionist in law or practice. A small number of countries account for the bulk of the global judicial death toll each year. One of them is the USA.

Press Release
June 4, 2013

Frank Jannuzi, deputy executive director for Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement urging Florida Governor Rick Scott to veto the "Timely Justice Act of 2013" (TJA).

Press Release
May 21, 2013

Saudi Arabia must halt a "disturbing" rise in death penalty usage that has resulted in at least 47 state killings in the country already this year.

Press Release
May 2, 2013

Maryland joined the overwhelming global trend towards ending the death penalty today when Governor Martin O’Malley signed the abolition of capital punishment into law.

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