South Sudan urged to end death penalty as evidence shows children among dead

Rise in state-sanctioned executions condemned by Amnesty International as ‘outdated and inhuman’

Children are among those being executed in South Sudan, in an “extremely disturbing” escalation of the state’s use of the death penalty, according to Amnesty International.

This year, seven people, including one child, were hanged, the highest number since the county gained independence in 2011 , according to evidence provided to Amnesty by legal professionals and government officials.

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Source: The Guardian
South Sudan urged to end death penalty as evidence shows children among dead