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USA: DPIC RELEASES YEAR END REPORT

December 15, 2015: The use of the death penalty in the U.S. declined by virtually every measure in 2015.
The 28 executions this year marked the lowest number since 1991, according to a report released today by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC).
As of December 15, fourteen states and the federal government have imposed 49 new death sentences this year, a 33% decline over last year’s total and the lowest number since the early 1970s when the death penalty was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Only six states conducted executions this year, the fewest number of states in 27 years. Eighty-six percent of executions this year were concentrated in just three states: Texas (13), Missouri (6), and Georgia (5). Executions in 2015 declined 20 percent from 2014, when there were 35. Relatively few jurisdictions handed down death sentences in 2015.
A single county — Riverside, California — imposed 16% of all death sentences in the U.S., and accounted for more death verdicts than any state, except for Florida.
More than a quarter of the death sentences were imposed by Florida and Alabama after non-unanimous jury recommendations of death — a practice barred in all but three states. Texas, by contrast, imposed only two new death sentences in 2015.
Nearly two-thirds of all new death sentences this year came from the same two percent of U.S. counties that are responsible for more than half of all death-sentenced inmates nationwide.
Death Sentences by Race of Defendant in 2015: Black (21), White (16), Latino (8), Asian (2), Other (2). Even as the use of the death penalty declined, its most dangerous flaw remained apparent. Six death row prisoners were exonerated of all charges this year, one each in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. Since 1973, a total of 156 inmates have been exonerated and freed from death row.
The number of people on death row dropped below 3,000 for the first time since 1995, according to the latest survey by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. At least 70 death row prisoners with execution dates in 2015 received stays, reprieves, or commutations, 2.5 times the number who were executed. In addition, there is an ongoing risk that judicial review is inadequate to protect capital defendants with serious intellectual disabilities or crippling mental illness.
DPIC’s report states: “The death penalty is supposed to be reserved for the worst of the worst crimes and the worst of the worst offenders. However, two-thirds of the 28 people executed in 2015 exhibited symptoms of severe mental illness, intellectual disability, the debilitating effects of extreme trauma and abuse, or some combination of the three.” (Sources; DPIC, 15/12/2015)

IRAN: 8 PRISONERS HANGED AT TABRIZ, MASHHAD
PAKISTAN: FOUR TERRORISTS EXECUTED IN KOHAT
SAUDI ARABIA: FILIPINO EXECUTED, 153RD DEATH SENTENCE IN 2015
NORTH KOREA: 5 EXECUTED FOR AIDING AND ABETTING ESCAPES
MALAYSIA: NIGERIAN SENTENCED TO HANG FOR DRUGS SMUGGLING
SUDAN: TWO POLICEMEN SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER PRISONER’S MURDER
IRAN: THREE HANGED IN KHORRAMABAD
TAIWAN: DOUBLE-MURDERER SENTENCED TO DEATH
SAUDI ARABIA: 2 SAUDI MILLIONAIRES SAVES FILIPINO ON DEATH ROW AS CHRISTMAS GIFT
THAILAND: TWO MYANMAR MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF BRITISH BACKPACKERS
SAUDI ARABIA: SRI LANKAN MAID SPARED IN ADULTERY CASE
SOMALIA: ISLAMISTS PUBLICLY EXECUTE TWO OFFICIALS
IRAN: 2 PRISONERS HANGED IN GHEZELHESAR PRISON IN KARAJ
IRAN: 8 MEN HANGED ON DRUG CHARGES
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED FOR MURDER
IRAN: DEATH PENALTY ANNULLED FOR SPIRITUAL LEADER MOHAMMAD ALI TAHERI
UN DOUBLES IRAN DRUG FUNDING DESPITE EXECUTION SURGE
PENNSYLVANIA (USA): SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS GOVERNOR'S MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS
GAZA: TWO DEATH SENTENCES ISSUED IN ONE WEEK
IRAN: SEVEN PEOPLE HANGED IN ONE DAY, TWO OF THE EXECUTIONS IN PUBLIC
PAKISTAN: TWO DEATH ROW CONVICTS HANGED IN SAHIWAL
USA: 75% OF 2015 EXECUTIONS RAISED SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH OR INNOCENCE
NORTH CAROLINA (USA): SUPREME COURT REVERSES RACIAL JUSTICE ACT RULING, ORDERS NEW HEARINGS
JAPAN: TWO CONVICTED MURDERERS HANGED
PAKISTAN: JUVENILE REPORTEDLY EXECUTED
PAKISTAN: THREE DEATH ROW CONVICTS EXECUTED IN PUNJAB JAILS
BELARUS: RUSSIAN CITIZEN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN UAE AWAITING EXTRADITION
PAKISTAN: 8 DEATH ROW CONVICTS HANGED IN VARIOUS CITIES
SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDI PUT TO DEATH IN KINGDOM'S 151ST EXECUTION OF YEAR
JAPAN: MAN SERVING LIFE FOR MURDER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ANOTHER MURDER

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