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Afghanistan

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Executions in 2017

5. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 6, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Algeria

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Antigua and Barbuda

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Bahamas

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0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Bahrain

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3. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 6, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Bangladesh

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Executions in 2017

6. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 6, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Barbados

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Belarus

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Executions in 2017

2. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 28, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Belize

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Botswana

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2017, p. 6, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Brunei

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Cameroon

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Central African Republic

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Chad

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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China

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The number of executions is a state secret, and the executions reported in the media [1] are a fraction of those that are carried out. Human rights organizations estimate that China carries out thousands of executions a year, more than the rest of the world together. [2]

References

[1] See e.g. Andy East, China executes Monday first Columbian for drug trafficking in 2010, https://thecitypaperbogota.com/news/china-executes-74-year-old-colombian-for-drug-trafficking/16433, The City Paper, Feb. 28, 2017. South China Morning Post, Double murderer executed in southwest China after change of plea fails, http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2089956/double-murderer-executed-southwest-china-after-change-plea-fails, Apr. 23, 2017. Shanghai Daily, Former Chinese official executed following supreme court’s approval, http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nation/Former-Chinese-official-executed-following-supreme-courts-approval/shdaily.shtml, May 26, 2017. South China Morning Post, 13 Chinese sentenced to death for drugs offences as thousands look on in public trial, http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2100147/13-chinese-sentenced-death-drugs-offences-thousands-look-public, Jun. 27, 2017.
[2] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 20, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Comoros

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Cuba

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Dominica

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Egypt

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At least 35. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Equatorial Guinea

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Eritrea

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Ethiopia

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Gambia

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Ghana

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Grenada

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Guyana

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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India

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Indonesia

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Iran

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

Amnesty International reported that at least 507 executions were carried out in Iran in 2017. [1] The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation recorded a similar figure of 508 executions in 2017. [2] The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center reported at least 524 executions, 93 of which were announced by the government. [3]

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] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.
[2] Human Rights and Democracy for Iran (A project of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation), Reported executions 2017, http://www.iranrights.org, last accessed Oct. 22, 2018.
[3] Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran – 2017, https://iranhrdc.org/ihrdc-chart-of-executions-by-the-islamic-republic-of-iran-2017/, Jan. 15, 2018.

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Iraq

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At least 125. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Jamaica

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Japan

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Executions in 2017

4. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Jordan

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15. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Kenya

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Kuwait

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Executions in 2017

7. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Laos

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Lebanon

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Lesotho

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Liberia

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Libya

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Due to the ongoing conflict in Libya, it was not possible to confirm that executions were carried out in 2017. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 6, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Malawi

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Malaysia

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Executions in 2017

4. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Maldives

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Mali

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Mauritania

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 35, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Morocco

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Myanmar

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Niger

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 35, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Nigeria

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2017, p. 34, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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North Korea

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Because of the secrecy surrounding capital punishment, we are not able to offer a reliable estimate. Some executions are reported in the media (with information from South Korean sources), but media reports are not always accurate.

In February 2017, press reported that five North Korean minister-level officials were executed by anti-aircraft guns. [1] It is unclear whether these executions were carried out after any judicial process or determination.

References

[1] Jane Onyanga-Omara, Report: N. Korea executes officials for ‘enraging’ Kim Jong Un, http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/27/report-n-korea-executes-officials-for-enraging-kim-jong-un.html, CNBC, Feb. 27, 2017. Associated Press, North Korea executes 5 senior security officials, New Straits Times, http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/216029/north-korea-executes-5-senior-security-officials-seoul, Feb. 28, 2017. Euan McKirdy, North Korea executed 5 security officials, South Korea says, http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/asia/north-korea-officials-executed/, CNN, Feb. 28, 2017.

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Oman

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Pakistan

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The government does not typically provide official figures. According to figures gathered by the organization Justice Project Pakistan, using a three-step process to verify the accuracy of its execution count, there were at least 65 executions in 2017. [1] Amnesty International reported that there were at least 60 executions in 2017. [2]

References

[1] Justice Project Pakistan, Email to DPW, Dec. 13, 2017.
[2] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Palestinian Authority

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6. The executions were carried out in Gaza by the Hamas de facto administration. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 32, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Papua New Guinea

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2017, p. 41, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Qatar

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Russian Federation

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 28, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Saint Lucia

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 12, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

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Saudi Arabia

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

At least 146. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Sierra Leone

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 35, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

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Singapore

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

8. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Somalia

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

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In 2017, 24 executions were carried out: 12 executions under the authority of the Federal Government of Somalia, and 12 in Puntland. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 37, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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South Korea

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

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South Sudan

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

South Sudan executed four people, two of whom were juveniles at the time of the commission of the crime. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 37, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Sri Lanka

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Sudan

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Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 35, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Eswatini (former Swaziland)

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 35, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

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Syria

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

Due to civil strife, we could not confirm if judicial executions were carried out in Syria. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 6, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

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Taiwan

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

Decisions of International Human Rights Bodies

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Tajikistan

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 28, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

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Tanzania

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 35, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

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Thailand

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Tonga

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 18, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

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Trinidad and Tobago

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 13, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

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Tunisia

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

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Uganda

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 35, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Death Penalty In Law

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United Arab Emirates

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

1. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 30, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

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United States of America

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

In 2017, 23 people were executed in eight states: Alabama (3), Arkansas (4), Florida (3), Georgia (1), Missouri (1), Ohio (2), Texas (7), and Virginia (2). [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 13, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

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Vietnam

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

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Because of the secrecy surrounding capital punishment, we are not able to offer a reliable estimate. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2017, pp. 18–19, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Yemen

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

At least 2. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 33, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

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Zambia

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 35, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

Decisions of International Human Rights Bodies

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Zimbabwe

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2017

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2017, p. 35, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

International Commitments

Death Penalty In Law

Death Penalty In Practice

Decisions of International Human Rights Bodies

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