Death sentences and executions in 2012
The 2012 figures on the use of the death penalty confirm that the overall trend globally is towards abolition: only one in 10 countries worldwide carried out death sentences. However, 2012 also saw setbacks: the resumption of executions especially in Gambia, India, Japan and Pakistan, as well as the alarming rise in reported executions in Iraq compared with 2011, are of grave concern.
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- Philippines: Impending Arrest of Senator Politically Motivated
- South Sudan: Renewing the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan and addressing the need for accountability for past and on-going crimes under international law and human rights violations
- Malaysia: Execution date set for Malaysian brothers: Suthar Batumalai and B. Rames Batumalai