The Rise of the Death Penalty in the Middle East and North Africa

In the six years following the Arab Spring, there has been a notable increase in death sentences and executions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In this episode, we talk to James Lynch, Deputy Director of the Global Issues Programme at Amnesty International, about the death penalty in MENA countries, the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and the prospects for abolition in the future.

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Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Interview(s) with: James Lynch (Amnesty International)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

[Original release: 10 February 2017]