Death Penalty Database

Afghanistan

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Information current as of: December 11, 2012

General

Country Details

Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

1. [1]

References

[1] Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, Afghanistan hangs reputed mafia boss, http://www.rferl.org/content/afghanistan-execution-organized-crime-boss-reputed/26874662.html, Feb. 28, 2015.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Algeria

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Information current as of: April 10, 2011

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Antigua and Barbuda

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Information current as of: September 11, 2013

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Bahamas

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Information current as of: August 23, 2013

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Bahrain

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Information current as of: January 23, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Bangladesh

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Information current as of: April 6, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

3. [1]

References

[1] BBC News, Bangladesh Islamist politician Kamaruzzaman hanged, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32263541, Apr. 11, 2015. US News and World Report, Bangladesh executes 2 opposition leaders for war crimes, http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2015/11/21/bangladesh-alert-ahead-of-execution-of-2-opposition-leaders, Nov. 22, 2015.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Death Penalty In Law

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Barbados

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Information current as of: March 7, 2013

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Death Penalty In Law

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Belarus

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Information current as of: September 20, 2014

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor..

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Belize

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Information current as of: January 6, 2014

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Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Botswana

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Information current as of: June 28, 2019

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, pp. 6, 55, 56, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Brunei

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Information current as of: April 1, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Cameroon

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Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Central African Republic

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Information current as of: May 28, 2015

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Chad

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Information current as of: June 13, 2012

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

10. [1]

References

[1] The Guardian, Chad executed 10 members of Boko Haram by firing squad, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/30/chad-executes-10-members-boko-haram-firing-squad, Aug. 29, 2015.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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China

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Information current as of: April 10, 2014

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

Approximately 2,400.

The press reports only a tiny proportion of the actual number of executions, which is a state secret. [1] Human rights organizations estimate that China carries out thousands of executions a year, more than the rest of the world together. [2] Amnesty International was able to confirm 1,000 executions in 2015 but believes that more were carried out. [3] We rely on the Dui Hua Foundation's assessment that the number of executions in 2015 would be comparable to the number of executions in 2014 and 2013. [4]

References

[1] See for e.g., AFP, China executes tycoon who bid for Australian miner, http://news.yahoo.com/china-executes-tycoon-bid-australian-miner-054904202.html, Feb. 9, 2015. AFP, China executes three for Kunming railway station attack which killed 31, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/24/china-executes-three-for-kunming-railway-station-attack-which-killed-31, Mar. 24, 2015. AFP-JIJI, China executes patient who killed doctor over botched nose job, Japan Times, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/25/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-executes-patient-who-killed-doctor-over-botched-nose-job/#.VWnimGRVikp, May 25, 2015. BBC News, China executes teacher for sexually abusing 26 girls, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32926162, May 29, 2015. China.org, Three drug smugglers executed in NE China, http://www.china.org.cn/china/2015-06/24/content_35899014.htm, Jun. 24, 2015.
[2] Dui Hua, Criminal Justice – Death Penalty Reform, http://duihua.org/wp/?page_id=136, last accessed Jan. 8, 2015. Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2014, ACT 50/001/2015, Mar. 31, 2015.
[3] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.
[4] The Dui Hua Foundation, 2015 Annual Report, http://duihua.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/AR2015_Final_web.pdf, 2016.

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Comoros

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Information current as of: May 28, 2015

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Cuba

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Information current as of: August 23, 2010

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Information current as of: December 29, 2010

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Dominica

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Information current as of: August 24, 2010

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Egypt

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Information current as of: April 1, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

According to Amnesty International, at least 22 executions were carried out in 2015. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016. See e.g. News 24, Egypt hangs five for murder and theft, http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Egypt-hangs-five-for-murder-and-theft-20150426, Apr. 26, 2015. News 24, Egypt hangs 6 convicted Islamist militants, http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Egypt-hangs-6-convicted-Islamist-militants-20150517, May 17, 2015.

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Equatorial Guinea

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Information current as of: April 11, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Eritrea

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Information current as of: July 7, 2014

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Ethiopia

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Information current as of: May 14, 2014

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Gambia

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Information current as of: September 10, 2012

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Ghana

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Information current as of: October 14, 2012

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Grenada

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Information current as of: April 2, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Guyana

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Information current as of: April 1, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, p. 18, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.

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India

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Information current as of: March 4, 2014

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

1. [1]

References

[1] BBC, India executes Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33713407, Jul. 30, 2015.

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Indonesia

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Information current as of: October 1, 2013

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

14. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Indonesia: "Reprehensible" executions show complete disregard for human rights safeguards, http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/indonesia-reprehensible-executions-show-complete-disregard-for-human-rights-safeguards, Apr. 28, 2015. Amnesty Intl., Indonesia: First executions under new president retrograde step for rights, http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/indonesia-first-executions-under-new-president-retrograde-step-rights-2015-, Jan. 17, 2015.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Iran

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Information current as of: April 7, 2014

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

Given the secrecy surrounding executions, exact numbers are difficult to obtain and different figures are provided by various organizations.

According to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, there were least 966 executions in 2015, 364 of which were announced by the government. [1] Another organization, Iran Human Rights, reported 969 executions in 2015, 373 of which were announced by official sources. [2] Amnesty International reported that there were at least 977 executions but believed that more had been carried out. [3] The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, reported 1,052 executions for 2015. [4]

The actual number of executions is likely to be higher, given the government’s underreporting of executions and the holding of secret executions.

References

[1] Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran – 2015, http://www.iranhrdc.org/english/publications/human-rights-data/chart-of-executions/1000000564-ihrdc-chart-of-executions-by-the-islamic-republic-of-iran-2015.html, Jan. 15, 2016.
[2] Iran Human Rights, Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, http://iranhr.net/media/files/Rapport_iran_2014-GB-120314-BD.pdf, Mar. 2016.
[3] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.
[4] Human Rights and Democracy for Iran (A project of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation), Reported executions 2015, http://www.iranrights.org, last accessed May 2016.

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Iraq

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Information current as of: November 26, 2013

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

At least 26. Amnesty International confirmed that there were at least 26 executions in 2015 but believes that more were carried out. [1] At least 3 of these executions were carried out in the Kurdistan region, which had not executed since 2008. [2]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.
[2] Human Rights Watch, Iraq : Events of 2015, https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2016/country-chapters/iraq, last accessed on Feb. 4, 2015. Amnesty International, Amnesty International Report 2015/16 : The state of the world’s human rights, POL 10/2552/2016, 2016.

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Jamaica

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Information current as of: March 27, 2012

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Japan

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Information current as of: November 12, 2013

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

3. [1]

References

[1] Tomohiro Osaki, Japan executes convict for murdering woman in Nagoya, The Japan Times, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/06/25/national/crime-legal/japan-executes-convict-murdering-woman-nagoya/#.VYwhIu1Viko, Jun. 25, 2015. Justin McCurry, Japan executes first man convicted by citizen judges, The Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/18/japan-executes-first-man-convicted-by-citizen-judges, Dec. 18, 2015.

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Jordan

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Information current as of: June 28, 2013

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

2. [1]

References

[1] Omar Akour & Karin Laub, Jordan executes 2 al-Qaida prisoners after IS kills pilot, Associated Press, http://news.yahoo.com/purported-video-shows-jordan-pilot-burned-death-171738881.html, Feb. 4, 2015. The Guardian, Jordan executes female would-be suicide bomber wanted for release by Isis, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/04/jordan-executes-female-would-be-suicide-bomber-wanted-for-release-by-isis, Feb. 3, 2015.

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Kenya

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Information current as of: January 30, 2019

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Kuwait

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Information current as of: April 2, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Laos

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Information current as of: April 2, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Lebanon

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Information current as of: April 2, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Lesotho

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Information current as of: May 30, 2014

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Liberia

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Information current as of: July 8, 2015

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Libya

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Malawi

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Information current as of: September 7, 2018

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Malaysia

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Information current as of: January 3, 2013

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Executions in 2015

Amnesty International has corroborated executions (more than one) in Malaysia, but had insufficient information to provide a credible minimum figure. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.

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Maldives

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Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Mali

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Information current as of: March 27, 2012

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Mauritania

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Information current as of: April 5, 2011

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Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Morocco

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Information current as of: April 5, 2011

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Myanmar

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Information current as of: February 27, 2011

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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Niger

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Information current as of: March 27, 2012

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

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Nigeria

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Information current as of: May 24, 2019

General

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, p. 60, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016

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North Korea

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Information current as of: June 3, 2014

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2015

At least 3.

Media reports, many of which obtain their information from South Korean sources, indicated that at least 3 executions were carried out in 2015. [1] The real number is almost certainly much higher. Amnesty International corroborated executions (more than one) in North Korea, but had insufficient information to provide a credible minimum figure. [2] Because of the secrecy surrounding capital punishment, we are not able to offer a reliable estimate. According to data recently released by The Korean Institute for National Unification, which is funded by the South Korean government, an estimated 1,382 executions took place in public between 2000 and 2013. [3]

References

[1] CNN, North Korea publicly executes defense chief, http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/13/asia/north-korea-executes-defense-chief, May 14, 2015. Vice News, North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Executes a Turtle Farmer For 'Incompetence', https://news.vice.com/article/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-executes-a-turtle-farmer-for-incompetence, Jul. 8, 2015. BBC, North Korea vice-premier Choe Yong-gon ‘executed’, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33882799, Aug. 12, 2015.
[2] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.
[3] The Guardian, North Korea has carried out 1,400 public executions since 2000, http://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/jul/06/north-korea-public-executions, Jul. 6, 2015.

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Oman

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2. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.

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Pakistan

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Although the government does not typically provide official figures, the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control informed parliament in January 2016 that 320 executions were carried out in 2015 [1] (for a total of around 332 since Pakistan lifted its moratorium on executions in December 2014). According to figures gathered independently by the organization Reprieve, there were at least 325 executions in 2015 (332 since the end of the moratorium in December 2014). [2] The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, another non-governmental organization, reported 334 executions in 2015 (341 executions since the end of the moratorium). [3] Amnesty International confirmed 326 executions in 2015. [4]

References

[1] AFP, Pakistan executed 332 after reinstating death penalty, http://news.yahoo.com/pakistan-executed-332-reinstating-death-penalty-report-093928743.html, Jan. 16, 2016.
[2] Reprieve, Email to DPW, Jan. 7, 2016.
[3] Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Who has been executed?, http://hrcp-web.org/hrcpweb/who-has-been-executed, last accessed Mar. 23, 2016.
[4] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.

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Palestinian Authority

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0. [1]

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Papua New Guinea

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0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, p. 66, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016

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Qatar

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Russian Federation

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0. [1]

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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0. [1]

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Saint Lucia

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0. [1]

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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0. [1]

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Saudi Arabia

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At least 158. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, p. 6, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.

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Sierra Leone

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0. [1]

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Singapore

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4. [1]

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[1] Asia One, Man who stabbed elderly woman over 110 times executed, http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/man-who-stabbed-elderly-woman-over-110-times-executed, Apr. 17, 2015. Singapore Prison Service, News Release, http://www.sps.gov.sg/sites/default/files/publication-documents/Press%20Release_Singapore%20Prison%20Service%20Statistics%20Release%202015.pdf, Feb. 17, 2015.

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Somalia

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At least 28. Amnesty International confirmed at least 25 executions in 2015, including at least 17 in the Federal Government of Somalia, [1] 6 in Somaliland [2] and 2 in Jubaland. [3] Additionally, media reports indicate that Puntland carried out 3 executions for terrorism-related offenses in March 2015. [4]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016. See e.g. Horseed Media, Somalia’s military court executes soldiers over killings, http://horseedmedia.net/2015/03/24/somalias-military-court-executes-soldiers-over-killings, Mar. 24, 2015. BBC, Somalia executes two MP assassins, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32719987, May 13, 2015. RBC Radio, Somalia: South West State Executes Convicted Al-shabab Fighter in Baydhao, http://www.raxanreeb.com/2015/05/somalia-south-west-state-executes-convicted-al-shabab-member-in-baydhao/, May 19, 2015. Garowe, Somalia: Military court executes soldier for murder in Mogadishu, http://www.garoweonline.com/en/news/somalia/somalia-military-court-executes-soldier-for-murder-in-mogadishu, Aug. 20, 2015. Horseed Media, Somalia: Seven soldiers executed for ‘murdering civilians’, http://horseedmedia.net/2015/09/18/somalia-seven-soldiers-executed-for-murdering-civilians, Sept. 18, 2015.
[2] Human Rights Watch, Somaliland : Activist Who Questioned Executions Detained, http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/04/22/somaliland-activist-who-questioned-executions-detained, Apr. 22, 2015.
[3] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.
[4] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016. See e.g. Garowe, Somalia: Puntland military court executes 3 alleged Al Shabaab members, http://www.garoweonline.com/en/news/puntland/somalia-puntland-military-court-executes-3-alleged-al-shabaab-members#sthash.zHb866RT.dpuf, Mar. 16, 2015.

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South Korea

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0. [1]

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South Sudan

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At least five. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, p. 61, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016

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Sri Lanka

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0. [1]

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Sudan

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3. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.

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Eswatini (former Swaziland)

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0. [1]

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Syria

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0. [1] Due to the civil strife in Syria, we have very little information about executions in the country.

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Taiwan

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6. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Six executed in politically motivated decision in Taiwan, http://www.amnesty.org.au/news/comments/37366, Jun. 6, 2015.

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Tajikistan

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0. [1]

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Tanzania

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0. [1]

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Thailand

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Tonga

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0. [1]

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Trinidad and Tobago

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0. [1]

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Tunisia

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0. [1]

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Uganda

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0. [1]

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United Arab Emirates

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1. [1]

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[1] The National, Reem Island killer executed at dawn, http://www.thenational.ae/uae/courts/reem-island-killer-executed-at-dawn, Jul. 13, 2015.

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United States of America

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28. [1]

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[1] Death Penalty Information Center, Execution List 2015, http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/execution-list-2015, last accessed Dec. 16, 2015.

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Vietnam

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Amnesty International has corroborated executions (more than one) in Vietnam, but had insufficient information to provide a credible minimum figure. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, p. 41, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.

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Yemen

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Amnesty International confirmed that there were at least 8 executions but believes that more were carried out. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 6, 2016.

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Zambia

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0. [1]

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Zimbabwe

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