More than 105 people in India were sentenced to death in 2010, but no one was executed during the year, human rights watchdog Amnesty International has claimed.

Releasing Amnesty International's (AI) annual global Death Penalty Statistics, its Secretary General Salil Shetty said minority of states that “continue to systematically use the death penalty were responsible for thousands of executions in 2010, defying the global anti-death penalty trend.”

Noting that Asia and the Middle East are responsible for most executions worldwide, Mr. Shetty said more than “105 people in India were sentenced to death during 2010, but none executed.”

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