Middle Eastern nations at forefront of disturbing spike in executions

At least 23,392 people were facing death sentences worldwide at the end of 2013. © AI Switzerland

At least 23,392 people were facing death sentences worldwide at the end of 2013. © AI Switzerland

At least 23,392 people were facing death sentences worldwide at the end of 2013. © AI Switzerland

At least 23,392 people were facing death sentences worldwide at the end of 2013. © AI Switzerland

Shows a man holding a gun to the head of a blindfolded / hooded man. Taken behind a screen to create shadows / silhouette and ensuring anonymity. This is a staged photograph.

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