Amnesty statistic: About 1,770 executions were reported in China during 2005, but because the government refuses to publish full statistics on executions, the true figure is much higher. One Chinese legal expert puts the number of legal executions at 8000 a year
Amnesty statistic: In 2005, Iran executed at least 8 juvenile offenders. Amnesty International reported on the case of a female who was publicly hung in the town of Neka for 'crimes contrary to chastity'. She is believed to have been 16 years old.
Amnesty statistic: The death penalty is a violation of the right to life whatever and wherever the crime. It is also a fallible system resulting in the wrongful sentencing to death of 122 people in the United States and countless people globally.
"Domestic violence isn't talked about enough - it's as though it's gone away but it's still very much there and there are too many women suffering in silence. Celebrities are everywhere but something like this uses us in a positive way. I'm really proud to be a part of Amnesty"
"London has always provided a haven for those fleeing from persecution and repression. Generations of refugees have enriched the life of this city. I fully support Amnesty International's Respect for Refugees campaign"
"Amnesty International has challenged violence against women and the attitudes that tolerate it wherever it happens, in the home, in the community, at the hands of the state, whether in times of conflict or in times of peace"