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Amnesty International Reports “Alarming Surge” In Worldwide Executions In 2015, Highest Rates In 25 Years


The world’s top five executioners in 2015 were (from highest to lowest) China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the USA. 1,634+ people executed in 2015 – the highest number recorded by us since 1989, excl China https://t.co/Q2bGPYVcWP pic.twitter.com/USjP36R8aE — AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) April 6, 2016 The latest report from human rights …

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Fewer than 100 prisoners left at Guantanamo Bay as 10 more are released to Oman

The interior of an unoccupied communal cellblock is seen at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Bob Strong/Files

President Obama’s efforts to close down Guantanamo Bay military prison have at last brought the prisoner population below 100 at last. 93 prisoners remain as 10 Yemeni prisoners were released yesterday to Oman.  These ten form the largest single group relocated from the prison since Obama entered office in 2009.  Oman …

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