China named as world’s biggest executioner by Amnesty

Amnesty International has announced that China remains the biggest executioner by executing more people in 2016 than all other nations combined. The human rights organization reports that all other countries together executed 1032 people in 2016. This is 37 percent less than that in 2015. Of these, 87% took place in just four countries – Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan. The report also revealed that hundreds of death sentences have been omitted from China’s public database of court verdicts.

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