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2016: UK Drops Death Penalty Strategy as Executions Spike in Iran, Pakistan & Saudi


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2016: UK Drops Death Penalty Strategy as Executions Spike in Iran, Pakistan & Saudi

LONDON - Britain has begun the year by abandoning its strategy on the death penalty which had been in place since 2010 – as executions in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan hit record numbers.

Saudi Arabia carried out a mass execution of 47 people, including at least four protesters, on 2 January. 2015 saw the kingdom execute at least 157 people, according to estimates by international human rights organization Reprieve – believed to be the highest total for two decades.

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Sealing the stiff upper lip