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Group Claims 2,000 Executions in China:  The human rights group Dui Hua estimates that there were 2,000 executions in China last year...more than all other countries combined.  Matthew Brown of the Associated Press reports that the actual number of executions in China is a state secret but that contacts in the country helped the group come up with an estimate.  The story cites human rights activists who claim that this latest number is sharply down from 6,500 a decade ago.  Like the international incarceration rates estimated by human rights organizations every year, the execution numbers could be totally wrong.  Nobody outside of North Korea, China, Iran and a number of other closed societies has a clue how many people are killed or locked up there.   

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