Amnesty International has just released a report titled "Death Sentences and Executions in 2010". The U.S. is one of the more frequent executioners and shares the top with China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
In the last decade, more than 30 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or practice. Fifty-eight countries worldwide now retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes, and less than half of these carried out executions in 2010. This report analyzes some of the key developments in the worldwide application of the death penalty in 2010, citing figures gathered by Amnesty International on the number of death sentences handed down and executions carried out during the year.
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