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Brothers Mahmoud Tale’ Nayef and Taleb Tale’ Nayef were sentenced to death by the Central Criminal Court of Iraq on 9 August 2016 based on “confessions” extracted under torture. Taleb Tale’ Nayef remains at risk of further torture and other ill-treatment.
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The number of death sentences recorded in 2014 jumped by almost 500 compared to 2013, mainly because of sharp spikes in Egypt and Nigeria, according to Amnesty International's annual report on exec...