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Activists: China Executed 2,400 People in 2013

A U.S.-based rights group says the number of executions carried out in China likely decreased by 20 percent in 2013. In a report Monday, the Dui Hua Foundation estimated China executed 2,400 people in 2013, and will likely execute the same number this year. That is more than three times as many executions than what Amnesty International said occurred in the rest of the world combined in 2013. Death penalty figures are treated as a state secret in China, forcing rights groups to rely...

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