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Five death penalty myths debunked as Amnesty reports global execution spike

By Astrid Zweynert | Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:44 AM
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iran and Iraq caused a sharp global spike in executions in 2013, bucking a worldwide trend towards abolition of the death penalty, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Almost 100 more people were put to death around the world than in 2012, a jump of almost 15 percent, the human rights organisation’s annual death penalty review found.

At least 778 ...

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