Global executions at lowest level in a decade, says Amnesty

Global executions at lowest level in a decade, says Amnesty

According to a new report by advocacy group Amnesty International, fewer people faced death penalty executions worldwide in 2018 than at any point in the past decade. Across 20 countries, at least 690 executions were known to have taken place last year, a 31 per cent decrease from 2017. The drop is mainly due to an amendment of Iran’s drug laws.

KCooper
KCooper
Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 8 months

"Iran was followed by Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Iraq in executions." What vibrant and beautiful cultures!

Marz Devil
Marz Devil 8 months

booo! if you're a murderer, rapist or child molester, death should be swift. it would eliminate almost 10% of the US's prison populous which ould benefit all tax payers.

Talon One
Talon One 8 months

Good. It's time to put an end to this barbaric and ineffective kind of punishment.

Hannibal
Hannibal 8 months

Their data is based on government stats? Not even the Western democracies are above extrajudicial killings!

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