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Africa Death Penalty

1989 Campaign against the death penalty – Country appeals series, Circular 26B -Action on South Africa during campaign phase two – South Africa: The death penalty – Update

This paper supplements AFR 53/03/89 with more specific information about the use of the death penalty in South Africa during the first half of 1989. At least 34 people were executed and 37 prisoners are reported to have had their sentences commuted to terms of imprisonment. A number of people have...
Iran Death Penalty

Iran: Over 900 executions announced in five months

Amnesty International has now recorded the names of more than 1,700 people alleged to have been the victims of political execution in Iran between the end of July 1988 and the beginning of 1989. Since January 1989, although few political executions have been reported there has been a dramatic...