(from hte back cover)
"Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed by the political authorities in their countres in the past decade. The deaths continue. Day after day security forces, death squads, and government assassins are implicated in these deliberate, unlawful killings...
...Amnesty International... as launched a campaign to combat such extrajudicial executions wherever they occue. This report is part of that campaign. It includes reported incidents in some 20 countries since 1980a and background studies on the mass liquidation of political opponents in contries ranging from Kampuchea and Indonesia to Guatemala and Uganda.
...Also published for the first time is the report of an international conference held in the Netherlands in 1982 that brought together campaigners and experts determined to confront this pressing issue of world politics..."