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Use of death penalty across globe at its highest in 9 years, says report

29/05/2024 03:45 PM | Click to read full article

The use of the death penalty has reached its highest level worldwide since 2015, London-based human rights group Amnesty International said. Some 1,153 people were executed in 2023 across 16 countries, up 31 per cent from 883 the previous year. The most executions - almost three-quarters of the global total - were carried out in Iran. At least 853 people were executed in the Middle Eastern country in 2023, a 48% increase on the previous year.

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