Death sentences and executions in 2013
This report covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2013. Four countries resumed executions and there was a significant rise in the number of people executed during the year compared with 2012, driven primarily by increases in Iraq and Iran. Despite these worrying developments, the overall data demonstrate that the trend is still firmly towards abolition. Excluding China, almost 80% of all known executions worldwide were recorded in only three countries: Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
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- France: Facing trial for protesting peacefully: Frédéric Vuillaume
- Iraq/Kurdistan Region-Iraq: Further information: Highest court upholds prison sentence: Sherwan Sherwani, Guhdar Zebari, Hariwan Isaa, Ayaz Karam and Shvan Saeed
- Colombia: 650 civil society organizations call for exhaustive investigation of repression of protests and call on the IACHR to act