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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:45 PM

Taiwan condemned over executions

Source: BBC

Taiwan has executed six death row inmates, the first use of the death penalty this year.

Campaigning human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the move as "cold-blooded killing".

The deputy justice minister said the brutality of the men's crimes meant there was no reason to show mercy.

The executions were carried out in three separate prisons - two in the central city of Taichung and two in the south of the island.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-20822542

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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:26 AM

1. Wait six in one day?

The US has never done that and this is in a much smaller country too. It's almost like they're trying to attract controversy.

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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:19 AM

2. But far more than 6 have been executed

In the US this year. We are about the worst on the death penalty, with half of all executions in Texas.

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