US places fourth in bumper year for executions

Amnesty International said it had confirmed that 3,797 people were known to have been executed in 2004. The partial rankings:

  1. China – 3400
  2. Iran – 159
  3. Vietnam – 64
  4. United States – 59

But “‘[m]any countries continue to execute people in secret,’ [Amnesty’s UK director Kate] Allen said.”

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David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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