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23 countries carried out executions in 2010, which is four more than in 2009, but the use of the death penalty is globally continuing to fall according to an annual report by Amnesty International. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Earlier this month clashes broke out when the military tried to clear protesters from Tahrir Square on 9 March (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). According to Amnesty International 18 women protesters were arrested, tortured and forced to take “virginity tests” by the Egyptian army. (more…)

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On Nigeria’s death row, hundreds of prisoners did not have a fair trial and may be innocent, according to Amnesty International. (more…)

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At least 470 people, that’s the number Chinese authorities put to death last year, but human rights group Amnesty International said that probably many more were killed.

The number of executions is a secret in China, but to Amnesty International, the Olympic hosting might be an explanation to the hidden extent of this figure.

But China’s foreign ministry said death penalty was limited to a small number of criminals. (more…)

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