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Amnesty International report: Executions down worldwide in 2010

From CNN.com’s “Amnesty International: Executions worldwide drop 25%“:

Thirty one countries have abolished the death penalty but China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Yemen remain amongst the most frequent executioners, according to a new report from Amnesty International released Monday.

The human rights organization officially recorded at least 527 executions in 2010, down from at least 714 in 2009.

While this trend is yet more proof that the death penalty is out of step with modern thinking, Kentuckians—and all Americans—should find it disconcerting to be lumped in with China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen on a human rights issue.

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