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Amnesty International Reveals Alarming Rise in Executions in Somalia for 2023

In contrast to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa where many countries are working towards abolishing the death penalty, Somalia has experienced a significant increase in executions. Kenya, Liberia, Zimbabwe, and Ghana have taken positive steps to abolish the death penalty. Amnesty International reported that Somalia was the only country in the region to carry out executions in 2023. Most executions in Somalia were carried out by shooting, and the death sentences were given for a variety of crimes, often following unfair…

Human Rights Watch condemns summary executions of

71 people have been documented summarily executed by the Malian army. In Torno, for example, two soldiers had been killed by an explosion and the military convoy immediately fell over the village. They killed 14 people. Looks like a retaliatory attack. Among the victims was the village chief, who was over 80 years old, a 16-year-old girl. They took them to the place where the mine had exploded and they were executed on the spot. We also documented the serious case that occurred in early March…

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