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Afghanistan

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

3. [1] (This is the number of executions reported in the media. Because of the secrecy surrounding capital punishment, we are not able to offer a reliable estimate.)

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Algeria

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Antigua and Barbuda

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0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 13, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Bahamas

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0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 13, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Bahrain

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Bangladesh

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Barbados

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 13, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Belarus

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

At least 4. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 29, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Belize

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 13, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Botswana

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

2. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, ACT 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Brunei

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Cameroon

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Central African Republic

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Chad

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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China

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Human rights organizations estimate that China executes thousands of people a year, including women. [1] The number of executions is a state secret, and the executions reported in the media are a fraction of those that are carried out. [2] It is estimated that China executes more than the rest of the world together. [3]

References

[1] BBC News, Chinese nanny Mo Huanjing executed for arson killings, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45598155, Sep. 21, 2018.
[2] David Brennan, School Attacker Who Killed Nine Children Executed by Firing Squad, Newsweek, https://www.newsweek.com/school-attacker-who-killed-nine-children-executed-firing-squad-1140824, Sep. 27, 2018. Xinhua Net, Drug trafficker executed in south China, http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/19/c_137544983.htm, Oct. 19, 2018. Xinhua Net, Drug producers executed in south China, http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/27/c_137561283.htm, Oct. 27, 2018. Cao Yin, 2 killers, 2 rapists executed after top court review, China Daily, http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201811/28/WS5bfe5153a310eff30328b994.html, Nov. 28, 2018.
[3] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2017, p. 20, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018. Dui Hua, Criminal Justice – Death Penalty Reform, http://duihua.org/wp/?page_id=136, last accessed Sep. 24, 2018. Reprieve, Global executions in 2016, http://www.reprieve.org.uk/press/global-executions-2016/, Dec. 29, 2016.

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

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Comoros

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Cuba

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 13, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Dominica

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 13, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Egypt

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

At least 43. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Equatorial Guinea

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Eritrea

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Ethiopia

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Gambia

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Ghana

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Grenada

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 13, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Guyana

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 13, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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India

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Indonesia

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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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.

According to the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, there were 249 executions in 2018. [1]

The Iran Human Rights Monitor reports that at least 285 people, including women, were executed in 2018. [2]

According to Iran Human Rights (IHR), Iranian authorities have executed at least 207 prisoners, including one female and four male juvenile offenders, between January 1 and October 10, 2018. [3]

References

[1] Human Rights and Democracy for Iran (A project of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation), Reported executions 2018, https://www.iranrights.org/, last accessed Jan. 9, 2019.
[2] Iran HRM, Monthly Report – January 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/02/04/7431/, Feb. 8, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – February 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/03/05/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-february-2018/, Mar. 5, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – March 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/04/02/iran-human-rights-hrm/, Apr. 17, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – April 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/05/04/iran-human-rights-monthly-report/, May 24, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – May 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/06/04/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-may-2018/, Jun. 4, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – June 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/07/05/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-june-2018/, Jul. 10, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – July 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/08/06/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-july/, Aug. 7, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – August 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/09/04/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-august-2018/, Sep. 4, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – September 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/10/01/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-september-2018/, Oct. 2, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – October 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/11/03/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-october-2018/, Nov. 3, 2018. HRM, Monthly Report – December 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019/01/07/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-december-2018/, Jan. 7, 2019. Iran HRM, Iran Human Rights Monitor, 2018 Annual Report, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/12/06/iran-human-rights-monitor-2018-annual-report/, Jan. 5, 2019.
[3] Iran Human Rights, World Day 2018: More Than 207 Executed Since the Beginning of the Year in Iran, https://iranhr.net/en/articles/3514/, Oct. 10, 2018. Iran Human Rights, A female juvenile offender and two men were hanged in Iran, https://iranhr.net/en/articles/3504/, Oct. 2, 2018.

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Iraq

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At least 52. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Jamaica

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0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 13, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Japan

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15. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Jordan

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0. 0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Kenya

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Kuwait

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Laos

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Lebanon

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Lesotho

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Liberia

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Libya

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Malawi

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Malaysia

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0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Maldives

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Mali

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Mauritania

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Morocco

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Myanmar

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0. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Niger

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Nigeria

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2018, p. 43, ACT 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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North Korea

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

At least 2. [1]

Because of the secrecy surrounding capital punishment, we are not able to offer a reliable estimate. This is the number of executions reported in the media (which often obtain their information from South Korean sources), but media reports are not always accurate.

In November 2018, a man was reportedly tried publicly in an empty lot and immediately publicly executed after being found guilty of multiple rapes. [2] Also in November, a female fortune teller was reportedly executed by firing squad for engaging in “superstition-based activities” for pay. [3] Adherence to fair trial standards seems unlikely, and it is not certain that these people had an adequate trial, if any, an attorney representing them, or an opportunity to appeal their sentences.

References

[1] Kim Yoo Jin, Serial rapist publicly executed in North Korea, Daily NK, https://www.dailynk.com/english/serial-rapist-publicly-executed-in-north-korea/, Dec. 10, 2018. Ha Yoon Ah, Fortune teller executed by firing squad in North Korea, Daily NK, https://www.dailynk.com/english/fortune-teller-executed-by-firing-squad/, Dec. 19, 2018.
[2] Kim Yoo Jin, Serial rapist publicly executed in North Korea, Daily NK, https://www.dailynk.com/english/serial-rapist-publicly-executed-in-north-korea/, Dec. 10, 2018.
[3] Ha Yoon Ah, Fortune teller executed by firing squad in North Korea, Daily NK, https://www.dailynk.com/english/fortune-teller-executed-by-firing-squad/, Dec. 19, 2018.

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Oman

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Pakistan

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

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 14 executions in 2018. [1]

References

[1] Justice Project Pakistan, Email to DPW, Jan. 10, 2019.

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Palestinian Authority

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Papua New Guinea

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, ACT 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Qatar

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Russian Federation

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 29, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 14, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Saint Lucia

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 14, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 14, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Saudi Arabia

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

149. At least 149 people were executed in Saudi Arabia in 2018, including two women and 75 foreign nationals. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2018, p. 37, ACT 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Sierra Leone

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Singapore

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

13. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Somalia

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

13. [1] Some of these executions were carried in public by the military, with indications that fair trial standards were not upheld. [2] (This is the number of executions reported in the media. Because of the secrecy surrounding capital punishment, we are not able to offer a reliable estimate.)

We found no reports of executions in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region Puntland in 2018. [3]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.
[2] Radio Shabelle, Somali Troops Executed Six Militants In Gedo Region, http://radioshabelle.com/somali-troops-executed-six-militants-in-gedo-region/, Jan. 1, 2019.
[3] DPW Executions and Death Sentences Monitor.

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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 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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South Sudan

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At least 7 people, [1] including at least one child. [2]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.
[2] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.
[3] Amnesty Intl., “I told the judge I was 15”: The use of the death penalty in South Sudan, p. 7, AFR 65/9496/2018, Dec. 7, 2018.

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Sri Lanka

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0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Sudan

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2. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Eswatini (former Swaziland)

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 39, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Syria

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

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 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Taiwan

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1. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Tajikistan

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Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 29, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Tanzania

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Thailand

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1. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Tonga

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Trinidad and Tobago

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 14, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Tunisia

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Uganda

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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United Arab Emirates

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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United States of America

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Executions in 2018

25. [1]

References

[1] Death Penalty Information Center, Execution List 2018, https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/execution-list-2018, last accessed Dec. 20, 2018.

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Vietnam

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At least 85. [1] (This is the number of executions reported in the media. Because of the secrecy surrounding capital punishment, we are not able to offer a reliable estimate.)

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 19, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Yemen

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At least 4. [1] It is unclear to what extent any judicial process or determination preceded these public executions.

(This is the number of executions reported in the media. Because of the secrecy surrounding capital punishment, we are not able to offer a reliable estimate.)

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 31, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Zambia

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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Zimbabwe

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2018

0. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions 2018, p. 40, ACT 50/9870/2019, Apr. 10, 2019.

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