Death Penalty

Death penalty: 993 executions recorded in 23 countries in 2017, says Amnesty International

THE Amnesty International (AI) has revealed that a total of 993 executions were carried out in 23 countries around...

Soyinka hits lawmakers over bill proposing death penalty for hate speech

  Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised a bill recently introduced to the floor of the Senate, which seeks to...
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US Federal Judge Halts Execution Of Nine Inmates In Arkansas

The injunction represents the latest legal setback in the state of Arkansas' attempt to execute the inmates - eight of whom were originally scheduled to be put to death by the end of April.

Nigeria: Death Sentences On The Rise

According to Amnesty International, death sentences in sub-Saharan Africa “rose from 443 in 2015 to at least 1,086 in 2016, mainly due to an increase in Nigeria which handed down more death sentences this year than any other country except China.”
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