Death Sentences and Executions 2013 Global Report
This animation reflects shocking statistics extracted from Amnesty International's global report on Death Sentences and Executions compiled in 2013.
The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state. This cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment is done in the name of justice.
It violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the offender, or the method used by the state to kill the prisoner.
Malaysia was sited among six other countries to have carried out executions in secrecy in 2013 and the country was reported to have carried out two executions that year.