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Facts of Death Penalty
from the  AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

 

"In 2006 91 per cent of all known executions took place in China, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Pakistan and the USA."
"Credible sources suggest that between 7,500 to 8,000 people were executed in 2006."
"During 2006, at least 1591 prisoners were executed in 25 countries and 3,861 people were sentenced to death in 55 countries."
"Iran executed 177 people, Pakistan 82 and Iraq and Sudan each at least 65. There were 53 executions in 12 states in the USA."
"At least 1,010 people were executed in China during the year."


Two-thirds of the countries in the world have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice.

"88 countries and territories have abolished the death penalty for all crimes."
"11 countries have abolished the death penalty for all but exceptional crimes such as wartime crimes "
"29 countries considered abolitionist in practice: they retain the death penalty in law but have not carried out any executions for the past 10 years or more ."

"Making a total of
128   countries which have abolished the deah penalty in law or practice. "

"69 other countries retain and use the death penalty, but the number of countries which actually execute prisoners in any one year is much smalle."

BBC News - Abolish Death Penalty

 
Philippines stops death penalty
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5112696.stm


Ukrainian parliament abolishes death penalty
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1262090.stm

 
Europe
Bulgaria abolished death penalty

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/460772.stm


Kenya frees death row inmates
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2799315.stm

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