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Death sentences and executions in 2014

This report covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2014. Amnesty International reports only on executions, death sentences and other aspects of the use of the death penalty, such as commutations and exonerations, where there is reasonable confirmation. In many countries governments do not publish information on their use of the death penalty, making confirmation of the use challenging.

Date:
1 April 2015
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ACT 50/0001/2015
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Death sentences and executions in 2009

This document summarizes Amnesty International's global research on the use of the death penalty in 2009. More than two-thirds of the countries of the world have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice. While 58 countries retained the death penalty in 2009, most did not use it. Eighteen countries were known to have carried out executions, killing a total of 714 people; however, this figure does not include the thousands of executions that were likely to have taken place in China, which again refused to divulge figures on its use of the death penalty.

Date:
30 March 2010
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ACT 50/001/2010
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Death sentences and executions in 2011

Developments on the use of the death penalty in 2011 confirmed the global trend towards abolition. The number of countries that were known to have carried out death sentences decreased compared to the previous year and, overall, progress was recorded in all regions of the world. In this report, Amnesty International analyses some of the key developments in the worldwide application of the death penalty, citing figures it has gathered on the number of death sentences handed down and executions carried out during the year.

Date:
27 March 2012
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ACT 50/001/2012
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Death sentences and executions in 2012

The 2012 figures on the use of the death penalty confirm that the overall trend globally is towards abolition: only one in 10 countries worldwide carried out death sentences. However, 2012 also saw setbacks: the resumption of executions especially in Gambia, India, Japan and Pakistan, as well as the alarming rise in reported executions in Iraq compared with 2011, are of grave concern.

Date:
10 April 2013
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ACT 50/001/2013
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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.

Date:
27 March 2014
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ACT 50/001/2014
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  • Death Penalty

Death sentences and executions in 2007

This document details the countries and territories that carried out executions, and the countries and territories that imposed death sentences, in 2007. During 2007, at least 1,252 people were executed in 24 countries. At least 3,347 people were sentenced to death in 51 countries. These were only minimum figures; the true figures were certainly higher. In 2007, 88 per cent of all known executions took place in five countries: China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the USA.

Date:
15 April 2008
Author:
AI International Secretariat
Ref:
ACT 50/001/2008
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Death sentences and executions in 2010

In the last decade, more than 30 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or practice. Fifty-eight countries worldwide now retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes, and less than half of these carried out executions in 2010. This report analyzes some of the key developments in the worldwide application of the death penalty in 2010, citing figures gathered by Amnesty International on the number of death sentences handed down and executions carried out during the year.

Date:
28 March 2011
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ACT 50/001/2011
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  • Africa
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Death Sentences and Executions Report 2015

This report covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2015. Amnesty International reports only on executions, death sentences and other aspects of the use of the death penalty, such as commutations and exonerations, where there is reasonable confirmation. In many countries governments do not publish information on their use of the death penalty, making confirmation of the use challenging.

Date:
6 April 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ACT 50/3487/2016
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  • China
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China: The death penalty: unprecedented rise in death sentences and executions since September 1993

According to reports, some 570 people were sentenced to death in September 1993, of whom at least 373 have been executed. This is an unprecedented number of death sentences to be passed in one month. AI's records for the past few years suggest that numbers of death sentences and executions rise not only during anti-crime campaigns but also on key dates and anniversaries. One factor accounting for the high number of death sentences in September was the launch of an anti-corruption drive in the latter half of August 1993.

Date:
1 January 1994
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ASA 17/002/1994
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  • Nigeria
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Nigeria: Death sentences and executions for armed robbery

AI has learned of six death sentences for armed robbery and has received confirmation of six executions carried out in August and September 1991. The six men under sentence of death are: Nelson Aliba, Imo State, Sabastine Ojukwu, Anambra State and Monday Okonkwo, Obika Ozoji, Anselem Nzekwe and Romanus Obasi Aniwere, all from Enugu State. Five men were executed by firing squad at a military camp in Ibadan, Oyo State, in August 1991.

Date:
6 May 1992
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AFR 44/004/1992
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  • Nigeria
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Nigeria: Death sentences and executions for armed robbery

This document contains reports of six death sentences handed down in Nigeria in 1991 and four executions known to have taken place in 1990 and 1991. Joseph Okon, convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to death in September 1980 by Lagos High Court, is now awaiting the result of his plea for clemency. Sunday Okereke and three others (names not known) were sentenced to death by the Robbery and Firearms Tribunal in Enugu, Anambra State, in 1990; he was allegedly a minor at the time of his arrest in 1987.

Date:
3 August 1992
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AFR 44/011/1992
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  • China
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Asia and the Pacific: UN Anti-Drugs Day : Death Sentences for drug-crimes rise in the Asia Pacific - Action

On the occasion of the UN Anti-Drugs Day on 26 June, the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), of which Amnesty International is a member, expressed in a statement concern that more people in the region are sentenced to death for drug offences than for any other crime in a number of Asia Pacific countries.

Date:
28 June 2007
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ASA 01/002/2007