Various countries that include China and Iraq are disproportionately using the death penalty against people from religious minorities, not for any criminal misdeeds, but merely based on their faith and religious beliefs, according to Raphael Chenuil-Hazan, the Executive Director of Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (Together Against the Death Penalty), a French NGO that aims to abolish capital punishment around the world.

The list of communities who have been victimised by the crackdown includ...

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