Iraq, Iran trigger global spike in executions

Mar 27, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
rights group annual review of the death penalty found a jump of almost 15% compared with 2012.
AFP/File, Safin Hamed

A sharp rise in the number of people put to death in Iraq and Iran caused a global spike in executions in 2013, Amnesty International says. The human rights group annual review of the death penalty found a jump of almost 15% compared with 2012. China is thought to execute the most people, although the exact number of executions there is kept secret.
Background:
Iraq and Iran trigger global spike in executions [BBC]

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