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    Apr 12, 2018

    Amnesty International Report: Death Penalty Use Down Worldwide in 2017

    Use of the death penal­ty declined world­wide in 2017, accord­ing to the Amnesty International’s annu­al glob­al report on cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. The human rights orga­ni­za­tion record­ed 2,591 death sen­tences imposed in 53 coun­tries in 2017, down 17% from t…