Death Penalty News June 1991

Index Number: ACT 53/003/1991

1. Turkey: All death sentences commuted. 2. Death penalty protocol comes into force in July. 3. China: Dramatic increase in executions. 4. Iran: Mass executions. 5. Barbados: Bishop speaks out against the death penalty. 6. USA: Supreme Court curbs appeals; other developments. 7. Kuwait: Hundreds may face the death penalty. 8. Taiwan: Would-be organ donor’s execution takes 34 hours. 9. “Upington 14” – acquittals and commutations; other developments. 10. Japan: no executions in 1990. 11. English-speaking Caribbean: abolition announced. USSR: Georgia abolishes death penalty for economic crimes; Zapelov sentence commuted.

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