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End the Death Penalty

Every day, all over the world, prisoners – men, women and even children – face execution. The death penalty is cruel, inhuman and degrading. We are opposed to its use, everywhere in the world, for whatever reason.

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How to get a seat on death row

In this guide to capital punishment, we take a look at look at five ways to land a seat on death row.

Three unidentified nurses check Guatemalan convict Manuel Martinez Coronado to confirm his death after he was executed by lethal injection at Pavon prison in Guatemala City in 1998 © AFP PHOTO / Jorge UZON

Five brutal methods of execution

Following the release of the Amnesty International annual death penalty report, we take a look at 5 widely used execution methods. Warning: graphic images.

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