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Globally 690 executions in 2018, 142 countries abolished death penalty: Amnesty

Updated : March 20, 2020 04:06 PM IST

142 countries have abolished death penalty in practice by the end of 2018, even as India figures among 29 nations which pardoned a death case that year.
At least 1,100 new death sentences across 17 countries were known to have been imposed, a slight increase from the total of 1,037 recorded the previous year.
Globally 690 executions in 2018, 142 countries abolished death penalty: Amnesty

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