At a global level, executions and death sentences have declined in 2017, according to an annual report by Amnesty International. In 2017, there were 993 executions in 23 countries.

Amnesty International is concerned that the death penalty continues to be a reality in several Middle Eastern countries, while it

in some Middle Eastern countries, as it reported a worldwide decline in executions and death sentences in 2017

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Omar Hajjar is a journalist based in the UK. An investigative reporter, he has lived in 3 different countries in the Middle East over the past 10 years.

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