Monday, July 27, 2015

Death Penalty 2015: The Good and the Bad - NEWS

Amnesty International USA
July 27, 2015

"The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good."

The BAD...
1. Indonesia resumed executions.
2. Pakistan may soon be counted among the world’s top executioners.
3. Indonesia and Pakistan used crime and terrorism as an excuse to bring back executions.
4. Iran looks set to surpass its execution figures for 2014.
5.  Saudi Arabia has already executed more people than it did in 2014.

The GOOD...
1. Three countries abolished the death penalty in the first three months of 2015.
2. Another three countries are close to abolishing the death penalty.
3. The trend towards abolition in the USA is picking up steam.
4. Those countries that execute are in the minority.
5. More than half the world’s countries have abolished the death penalty.

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