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Jordan: execution of 15 people "horrific"

Reacting to news that Jordan executed 15 people, Samah Hadid, Deputy Director at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office, said:.

 

“The horrific scale and secrecy around these executions is shocking.”

 

The horrific scale and secrecy around these executions is shocking.
Samah Hadid, Deputy Director at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office

 

“This is a major step backwards for both Jordan and efforts to end the death penalty – a senseless and ineffective means of administering justice. Jordan had for years been a leading example in a region where recourse to the death penalty is all too frequent.

 

“There is no evidence that the death penalty address violent crime, including terrorist-related acts. Hanging people will not improve public security.”

 

Hanging people will not improve public security.
Samah Hadid

 

Amnesty International opposes the death penalty at all times - regardless of who is accused, the crime, guilt or innocence or method of execution.