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Amnesty International: Worldwide Use of Death Penalty Surged in 2021

HeadlineMay 24, 2022

Amnesty International said Monday the number of executions globally rose by at least 20% in 2021, while the number of death sentences grew by 40%. Over 500 people were executed, and more than 2,000 sentenced to death last year. Executions in Saudi Arabia in 2021 more than doubled.

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