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April 9, 2013
At least 682 executions were known to have been carried out worldwide, two more than in 2011. However, the 682 figure does not include the thousands of people who were believed to have been executed i...
Press Release
March 15, 2013

AIUSA hailed the repeal of the death penalty in Maryland today and urged Governor O’Malley to commute the sentences of all five prisoners remaining on death row.

Press Release
March 12, 2013

Amnesty International said today Saudi Arabia is set to execute seven men Wednesday morning for robbery and called for an immediate halt to what would be an act of “sheer brutality.”

Press Release
February 8, 2013

Amnesty International said today reports that Zimbabwe has recruited a new hangman are “disturbing” and raises fears that the country may start executions after a seven-year hiatus.

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