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Behind death penalty’s sharp global decline, a shift in attitudes?


17 May 2018 01:37

BehindWhen the United Nations was created in 1945, eight countries had abolished the death penalty. “When it comes to the death penalty, the progress the world has witnessed in the past decades is incredible,” says Chiara Sangiorgio, Amnesty’s adviser on the death penalty. Amnesty recorded 993 executions in 23 countries in 2017, down 4 percent from 2016 and 39 percent from 2015.
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