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