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Global increase in death sentences: security crackdowns fingered

The number of death sentences passed around the world increased by more than a quarter during 2014 from the year before, much of this connected to crackdowns on terrorism or internal security in countries such as Egypt and Nigeria, according

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Support for death penalty drops below 50% for the first time

The NatCen British Social Attitudes Report found 48% of the 2,878 people it surveyed were in favour of capital punishment. It is the lowest figure since the survey began in 1983, when around 75% of people were in favour. The

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