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Global executions down more than a third, but death sentences at record high

By Amnesty International The number of executions around the world last year fell by more than a third compared to the previous year, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated, with 1,032 executions in 23 countries in 2016 compared to 1,634 in 25 countries in 2015.

Strike enforced in Bangladesh to protest execution of Islamist party secretary general

By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party has enforced a dawn-to-dusk strike in protest against the execution of its Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed.