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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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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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