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More protection needed for foreign nationals facing death penalty

Countries should do more to protect their citizens facing the death penalty abroad. That’s according to a new report released by the UN’s top expert on executions.

The UN Special Rapporteur on executions, Christoph Heyns, has highlighted that hundreds of foreign nationals face the death penalty after trials that fail to reach the highest – or in some cases – even the lowest standards of fairness.