Amnesty: Progress in ending global death penalty

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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 am

LONDON (AP) - Iraq executed almost twice as many people last year compared to the year before, while India and Pakistan resumed executions after abandoning the practice for years, global human rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday.

China still led the top five countries carrying out executions, the organization said, followed by Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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