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November 21, 2012

The Afghan government today confirmed it had executed six prisoners on death row, in addition to the eight prisoners already executed on November 20, 2012.

Press Release
November 21, 2012

A vote to establish a moratorium on the death penalty at the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee has given a further boost to the global goal of ending the use of capital punishment.

Press Release
November 6, 2012

The transfer of five death row inmates from Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj near Tehran to the capital’s Evin Prison has sparked fears about their imminent execution.

Press Release
October 31, 2012

When Governor Perry took office, he suggested that Texas justice 'can be better,' but 250 state killings later – including executions of teenage offenders, the mentally disabled and likely innocent...

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