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Death Penalty 2018: Report

Death penalty 2018: Dramatic fall in global executions


In our 2018 global review of the death penalty, global executions have fallen by almost one-third last year to the lowest figure in at least a decade. The statistics assess known executions worldwide except in China, where figures thought to be in their thousands remain classified as a state secret.

“The dramatic global fall in executions proves that even the most unlikely countries are starting to change their ways and realise the death penalty is not the answer,”
- Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s Secretary General

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Download the report below.

Death Penalty Report 2018