More people were put to death in countries around the world last year than in any other year during the past quarter-century, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
The report said at least 1,634 people were executed in 2015, a rise of 54 percent from the year before and the highest number the human rights watchdog has recorded since 1989.
13:23 Alabama Inmate Whose Execution Had Been Delayed Seven Times Has Been Put to Death16
09:05 Tommy Arthur, Inmate Who Escaped Death 7 Times, Is Executed14
09:05 Alabama executes Tommy Arthur, who escaped 7 prior execution dates14
22:41 The Latest: Supreme Court issues temporary stay on execution17