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May 2, 2013
The US state of Maryland has joined the overwhelming global trend towards ending the death penalty.
April 26, 2013
The execution of two death row inmates in Japan shows a "chilling" escalation of death penalty use under the new Liberal Democratic government.
April 19, 2013
Taiwanese authorities executed six men on Friday night in an apparent about-turn from their earlier stated commitment to abolish the brutal practice.
April 18, 2013
Social activist Amadou Janneh was sentenced to life imprisonment in January 2012 for his work. While in prison, he met many people on death row, including the nine who were executed in August 2012. 

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