Top 10 Countries with Death Penalty

Top 10 Countries with Death Penalty – After the performance of Kim Jong-un’s uncle, the cruelty of North Korea’s regime has once again come here the international spotlight. In a broader context, is the attention warranted? Find out who uses the death penalty today and make out how it compares to 2007. Once a key figure in the North Korean regime, Jang Song-that, the uncle of supreme ruler Kim Jong-un, has been executed according to an announcement from state media.

The former front of the country’s elite joins 105 other persons to have been executed between 2007 and 2012 according to Amnesty global figures. The choice comes in the same week that two men were hanged in Japan, sparking changed argument about the country’s ‘secret’ executions. On Tuesday, a Bangladeshi supreme court postponed the execution of an opposition leader to review the case. Japan and Bangladesh are each estimated to have executed 33 and 28 persons respectively in the five years to 2012. Despite more countries ending the death penalty, its practice remains commonplace.

Top 10 Countries with Death Penalty

China, commonly with Iran, North Korea, Yemen and the US carried out the most achievements last year. Excluding China, the description says:

At least 1,722 people were sentenced to death in 58 countries in 2012. It is a decrease from 2011, when at most 1,923 people were known to have been sentenced in 63 countries worldwide, and a reduction for the second year running.

Meanwhile, Latvia ended the death penalty, meaning that there are nearly five times as various countries not executing prisoners as those that do in 2012. Setting China aside, Amnesty said at least 680 executions were carried out last year up by four on the preceding year. Half of those took place in Iran (314). Iraq executed 129, Saudi Arabia 79 and the US 43. The minimum number of performances was down from at least 712 in 2009.

The Middle East saw 557 executions in six countries the vast majority of the list. In Tunisia, 125 people on death row had their sentence commuted to live by the transitional government. Methods of execution are involved beheading, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection and various kinds of shooting. Public executions were known to have been observed in Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Somalia. In Saudi Arabia, executions are normally beheading with a sword. In one case recorded by Amnesty, a Sudanese man’s head was sewn back onto his body and hang from a pole in a public place.

List of Top 10 Countries with Death Penalty 2016 Statistics

Sr.No Country Total executed, 2007-12 Total sentenced to death, 2007-12
1 CHINA THOUSANDS THOUSANDS
2 IRAN 1,663 156
3 SAUDI ARABIA 423 54
4 IRAQ 256 1,420
5 UNITED STATES 220 504
6 PAKISTAN 171 1,497
7 YEMEN 152 109
8 KOREA (NORTH) 105 0
9 VIETNAM 58 258
10 LIBYA 39 0

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