Nigeria has highest amount of persons on death row – Amnesty International

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Amnesty International says 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have abolished the death penalty for all crimes but with the isolation of the world’s remaining executing countries – such as Nigeria – could not be complete.

Nigeria imposed the highest number of death sentences and had the highest number of people under death sentence in the region at the end of the year.

China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan are top 5 most executioners in 2017.

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Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on human rights, has revealed that Nigeria imposed the highest number of death sentences and the highest number of people under death sentence in Sub Saharan Africa in 2017.

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