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Death Sentences and Executions - Country Rankings
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SOURCE: Amnesty International
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Minimum Known Number of Execusions and Death Sentences
Countries are ranked highest to lowest number in 2007



Rank
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Country
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Executions
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Death
Sentences
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1 China 1000s 1000s
2 Iran 388 ?
3 Iraq 120 366
4 Saudi Arabia 69 11
5 United States 52 105
6 Yemen 30 53
7 Sudan 9 60
7 Vietnam 9 59
8 Syria 8 7
9 Japan 7 34
10 Egypt 5 269
11 Libya 4 ?
12 Bangladesh 3 64
13 Thailand 2 ?
14 Singapore 1 6
15 Pakistan - 276
16 Afghanistan - 133
17 Sri Lanka - 108
18 Algeria - 100
19 Malaysia Unknown 68
20 Nigeria - 58
21 India - 50
22 Palestinian Authority - 17
23 Morocco/Western Sahara - 13
24 Somalia - 12
24 Jordan - 12
25 Ethiopia - 11
25 Trinidad and Tobago - 11
26 Mali - 10
27 Ghana - 7
27 Zimbabwe - 7
27 Taiwan - 7
28 Burkina Faso - 6
29 Benin - 5
29 South Korea - 5
30 Kuwait - 3
30 Qatar - 3
30 United Arab Emirates - 3
30 Guyana - 3
30 Liberia - 3
31 Bahamas - 2
31 Myanmar - 2
31 Tunisia - 2
31 Belarus - 2
31 Botswana - 2
31 Jamaica - 2
32 Gambia - 1
32 Indonesia - 1
32 Mauritania - 1
32 Sierra Leone - 1
? North Korea ? ?
? Chad - ?
? Dem. Rep. of the Congo - ?
? Kenya - ?
? Tanzania - ?
? Uganda - ?

The numbers are the known minimum, but in many cases the actual number of executions and death sentences are thought to be higher. Many countries keep death sentences and executions secret. A question mark, ?, was placed where executions are believed to have taken place, but no data are available.







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