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Executions: Top 5 countries in 2013

Update : 14 May 2014, 10:15 AM

A total of at least 778 executions were recorded in 22 countries which is the highest in the last 8 years (according to the report the real figure may be even higher because Amnesty's total does not include the thousands of executions that occur secretly in China).  

In Iran, the officially acknowledged number of executions is 369, according to the report 100 more number of executions were not officially acknowledged, in Iraq at least 169 people were put to death, in Saudi Arabia it was 79, while in USA it was 39.

Excluding China, almost 80% of all known executions worldwide were recorded in only three countries: Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Last year Bangladesh carried out 2 executions.

*In China, data on the use of the death penalty continued to be classified as a state secret. The human rights group estimates that China executes more people than the combined total of all of the countries surveyed in 2013.

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