Thursday, March 26, 2009

Amnesty International Google Map

Map of Executions

Two days ago Amnesty International published their annual report of executions. French mapping site I-spirit has created a Google Map of the number of executions carried out by different countries.

In 2008 more than 2,300 people were executed by their own governments. China is responsible for 1,718 of those executions. The USA is a long way behind, but with 37 executions is by far and away the leading executor in the western world.

Other Human Rights Maps

Music Torture Map - the UK human rights organization, Reprieve, mapped a number of YouTube videos of groups and artists whose music has been misused by torturers around the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

Ushahidi - a website that is trying to document and report human rights abuses in Kenya.

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