Amnesty: ‘Disturbing’ Rise in Executions Worldwide in 2015

April 6, 2016 2:45 PM

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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.

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