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Executions jump in 2011, driven by Middle East, says Amnesty

By Adrian Croft / Reuters LONDON: The number of executions carried out around the world jumped last year, largely due to a surge in use of the death penalty in Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The rights group said at least 676 people were executed in 20 countries in 2011 compared …


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