Use of the death penalty dropped in Iran – by an eye-popping 50 per cent, following a change to its anti-narcotics law. Photo: Xinhua

Global executions fall to lowest level in a decade, Amnesty says

  • Use of the death penalty dropped by 50 per cent in Iran, but it rose in Belarus, Japan, Singapore, South Sudan and the United States
  • Amnesty’s count excludes China, where the numbers are classified as a state secret
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Use of the death penalty dropped in Iran – by an eye-popping 50 per cent, following a change to its anti-narcotics law. Photo: Xinhua
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