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DEATH SENTENCES AND EXECUTIONS IN 2008

DEATH SENTENCES AND EXECUTIONS IN 2008

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Index: ACT 50/003/2009 Amnesty International March 2009
 
DEATHSENTENCESANDEXECUTIONS IN2008
 
Death sentences and executions in 2008
Index: ACT 50/003/2009 Amnesty International March 2009
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Amnesty International is a global movement of 2.2 millionpeople in more than 150 countries and territories, whocampaign on human rights. Our vision is for every person toenjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration ofHuman Rights and other international human rightsinstruments. We research, campaign, advocate and mobilizeto end abuses of human rights. Amnesty International isindependent of any government, political ideology, economicinterest or religion. Our work is largely financed bycontributions from our membership and donations
Amnesty International PublicationsFirst published in 2009 byAmnesty International PublicationsInternational SecretariatPeter Benenson House1 Easton StreetLondon WC1X 0DWUnited Kingdomwww.amnesty.org
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Copyright Amnesty International Publications 2009Index: ACT 50/003/2009Original Language: EnglishPrinted by Amnesty International, International Secretariat, United KingdomAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any formor by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of thepublishers.Cover photo: Drawing depicting life on death row in Enugu prison, Nigeria, by former inmate Arthur Judah Angel.©Arthur Judah Angel
 
 
Index: ACT 50/003/2009 Amnesty International March 2009
CONTENTS
1. Overview..................................................................................................................5
 
2. Amnesty International’s countdown to a death penalty free world...................................7
 
3. The global picture.....................................................................................................8
 
4. Positive trends: moving towards global abolition of the death penalty...........................11
 
5. Regional trends.......................................................................................................13
 
5.1. Asia................................................................................................................13
 
5.2 Middle East and North Africa..............................................................................15
 
5.3 The Americas....................................................................................................17
 
5.4 Sub-Saharan Africa............................................................................................18
 
5.5 Europe and Central Asia.....................................................................................20
 
Reported Executions 2008..........................................................................................22
 
Reported death sentences 2008...................................................................................24
 

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