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136 persons sentenced to death in Ghana since 2010 – Amnesty International
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136 persons sentenced to death in Ghana since 2010 – Amnesty International

Although no Ghanaian president since 1993 has signed the death warrants of convicts placed on death row, Ghana’s High Courts continue to pronounce death sentences on convicts, often in cases of murder. In the year 2020, three persons were sentenced to death after trial, according to the latest Death Sentences and Executions report of Amnesty International. The number is the lowest recorded in an entire year in the last decade. Past records in Amnesty International’s report show that the year 2012 saw the highest number of people sentenced to death by Ghana’s courts, 27, since 2010. Available data from the Prisons Service shows that majority of those sentenced to death were for the crime of murder and that most of the convicts were men. Amnesty International’s latest rep...
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