Amnesty International Press Release Condemns Sharp Rise in Middle East Executions, Ignores Hamas Death SentencesYori Yanover
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
The organization says that in 2011, 676 people were executed with full public disclosure worldwide. The rise in Iran and Saudi Arabia alone accounted for the net increase of 149 recorded executions as compared to 2010. But the press release, which will be used by news outlets everywhere, is silent on executions which took place in the Gaza strip under the aegis of Hamas.