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April 10, 2013
In Iran, the second highest user of the death penalty, suspects are sometimes forced to appear television to "confess" to alleged crimes before being sentenced to death.
April 10, 2013
Use of the death penalty continues to be restricted to an isolated group of countries, and progress towards abolition was seen in all regions.
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...
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April 8, 2013
In its annual report today on executions and death sentences worldwide, Amnesty International found a handful of countries renewing executions after abandoning them for years – notably India, Japan, a...

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