Human rights group Amnesty International says the number of reported judicial executions fell in 2017, and sees a trend toward abolishing the death penalty. But the group also warns that the true number of people put to death is often concealed.
Thailand has drawn condemnation from human rights groups after conducting its first execution in nearly a decade. The executed man had been found guilty of brutally stabbing to death a teenager in a mobile phone robbery.
Amnesty International's latest annual report has found that fewer executions were carried out around the world in 2017 than the year prior. The number of people sentenced to death also went down.
Rohingya insurgents killed more than 50 Hindus on the same day they targetted Myanmar police outposts, according to Amnesty. The attacks against police sparked a bloody government crackdown against Rohingya civilians.
An 83-year-old inmate has been executed in Alabama. The convicted serial mail bomber was the oldest person executed since the reintroduction of the death penalty in the 1970s.
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