Death penalty developments in 2005
This document covers significant events concerning the death penalty during the year 2005. Two countries abolished the death penalty for all crimes, bringing to 86 the number of totally abolitionist countries at year end. Moratoria or suspensions of executions were being observed in several countries. At least 2,148 people were executed in 22 countries, and at least 5,186 were sentenced to death in 53 countries. Eight child offenders were executed in Iran. Other sections include significant judicial decisions; the use of the death penalty against child offenders and resumptions of executions.
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- Egypt: “What do I care if you die?”: Negligence and denial of health care in Egyptian prisons
- China: Kazakh family at risk of torture in detention: Weilina Muhatai, Muheyati Haliyoula, Parisati Haliyoula
- Bahrain: Joint Open letter to Danish Prime Minister to take immediate action to free Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja