Death Penalty: World’s biggest executioner China must come clean about ‘grotesque’ level of capital punishment
1,032 executions worldwide in 2016, down 37% from 2015 (1,634)
Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan join China as world’s top five executioners
USA not among top five for first time since 2006, with lowest number of executions since 1991
China investigation discredits claims of openness
Viet Nam state killing spree revealed
China's horrifying use of the death penalty remains one of the country’s deadly secrets, as the authorities continue to execute thousands of people each year, Amnesty International said in its 2016 global review of the death penalty published today.
11 April 2017