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Afghanistan

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

Executions in 2019 to date (last updated on April 17, 2019)

0. [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.)

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Algeria

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0. [1]

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Antigua and Barbuda

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0. [1]

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Bahamas

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0. [1]

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Bahrain

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0. [1]

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Bangladesh

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1. [1]

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[1] Asharq Al-Awsat, Bangladesh Executes Convict Involved in Saudi Diplomat Assassination 7 Years Ago, https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1619631/bangladesh-executes-convict-involved-saudi-diplomat-assassination-7-years-ago, Mar. 5, 2019.

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Barbados

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0. [1]

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Belarus

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0. [1]

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Belize

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0. [1]

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Botswana

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0. [1]

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Brunei

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0. [1]

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Cameroon

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0. [1]

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Central African Republic

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0. [1]

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Chad

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0. [1]

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China

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

References

[1] BBC News, China's 'Jack the Ripper' Gao Chengyong executed for murders, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46743882, Jan. 3, 2019. Reuters, Chinese man executed for kindergarten knife attack, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime/chinese-man-executed-for-kindergarten-knife-attack-idUSKCN1P10KG, Jan. 7, 2019. BBC News, Cai Dongjia: China's 'godfather of crystal meth' executed, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46904901, Jan. 17, 2019. Channel NewsAsia, China executes man who killed 15 people in car attack, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-executes-man-who-killed-15-people-in-car-attack-11178988, Jan. 29, 2019.
[2] Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2017, p. 20, ACT 50/7955/2018, Apr. 12, 2018.

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Comoros

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0. [1]

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Cuba

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0. [1]

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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0. [1]

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Dominica

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0. [1]

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Egypt

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Annual Number of Reported Executions

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15. [1]

References

[1] Amnesty Intl., Egypt: 'Alarming escalation' in executions as six people killed in just two weeks, https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/egypt-alarming-escalation-executions-six-people-killed-just-two-weeks, Feb. 13, 2019. Amnesty Intl., Egypt: Execution of nine men after an unfair trial a monumental disgrace, https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/02/egypt-execution-of-nine-men-after-an-unfair-trial-a-monumental-disgrace/, Feb. 20, 2019.

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Equatorial Guinea

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0. [1]

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Eritrea

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0. [1]

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Ethiopia

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0. [1]

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Gambia

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0. [1]

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Ghana

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0. [1]

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Grenada

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0. [1]

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Guyana

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0. [1]

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India

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0. [1]

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Indonesia

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0. [1]

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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 have been 25 executions in 2019. [1]

The Iran Human Rights Monitor reports that at least 43 people, including a woman, have been executed in 2019. [2]

Iran Human Rights also collates reports of executions. [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] Human Rights and Democracy for Iran (A project of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation), Reported executions 2019, https://www.iranrights.org/, last accessed Mar. 20, 2019.
[2] Iran Human Rights Monitor, Executions in 2019, https://iran-hrm.com/, last accessed Mar. 20, 2019. Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – January 2019, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019/02/04/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-january-2019/, Feb. 4, 2019. Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – February 2019, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019/03/06/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-february-2019, Mar. 6, 2019. Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – March 2019, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019/04/03/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-march-2019/, Apr. 3, 2019.
[3] Iran Human Rights, News and Articles: Executions, https://www.iranhr.net/en/articles/#/20/all/1, last accessed Mar. 27, 2019.

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Iraq

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0. [1]

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Jamaica

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0. [1]

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Japan

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0. [1]

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Jordan

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0. [1]

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Kenya

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0. [1]

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Kuwait

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0. [1]

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Laos

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0. [1]

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Lebanon

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0. [1]

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Lesotho

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0. [1]

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Liberia

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0. [1]

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Libya

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0. [1]

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Malawi

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0. [1]

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Malaysia

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0. [1]

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Maldives

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0. [1]

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Mali

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0. [1]

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Mauritania

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0. [1]

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Morocco

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0. [1]

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Myanmar

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0. [1]

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Niger

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0. [1]

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Nigeria

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0. [1]

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North Korea

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At least four, including two women. [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 March 2019, two women accused of carrying out “superstitious activities” were publicly tried and executed by firing squad in North Hamgyong’s Chongjin city. [2] In February 2019, a man accused of drug trafficking was executed by firing squad in the city of Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province. [3] Adherence to fair trial standards and due process seems unlikely as both the women and the man were allegedly publicly tried and executed. [4] Also, in January 2019, a man was executed by firing squad at the Hoeryong Jongori correctional labor camp in front of other inmates. [5] The man allegedly killed a prison guard, and his execution took place only four days after an investigation had begun, contravening the North Korean criminal code’s requirement of several layers of investigation, indictment, and trial in such cases. [6]

References

[1] Shubhra Shalini, North Korean Inmate Executed By Firing Squad For Killing Prison Guard, International Business Times, https://www.ibtimes.com/north-korean-inmate-executed-firing-squad-killing-prison-guard-2753387, Jan. 17, 2019. Ha Yoon Ah, Drug dealer executed in South Hamgyong Province, Daily NK, https://www.dailynk.com/english/drug-dealer-executed-in-south-hamgyong-province/, Apr. 8, 2019. Radio Free Asia, North Korea Stages Public Executions to Strengthen ‘Social Order’, https://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/executions-04102019175353.html, Apr. 10, 2019.
[2] Radio Free Asia, North Korea Stages Public Executions to Strengthen ‘Social Order’, https://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/executions-04102019175353.html, Apr. 10, 2019.
[3] Ha Yoon Ah, Drug dealer executed in South Hamgyong Province, Daily NK, https://www.dailynk.com/english/drug-dealer-executed-in-south-hamgyong-province/, Apr. 8, 2019.
[4] Ha Yoon Ah, Drug dealer executed in South Hamgyong Province, Daily NK, https://www.dailynk.com/english/drug-dealer-executed-in-south-hamgyong-province/, Apr. 8, 2019.
[5] Shubhra Shalini, North Korean Inmate Executed By Firing Squad For Killing Prison Guard, International Business Times, https://www.ibtimes.com/north-korean-inmate-executed-firing-squad-killing-prison-guard-2753387, Jan. 17, 2019.
[6] Shubhra Shalini, North Korean Inmate Executed By Firing Squad For Killing Prison Guard, International Business Times, https://www.ibtimes.com/north-korean-inmate-executed-firing-squad-killing-prison-guard-2753387, Jan. 17, 2019.

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Oman

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0. [1]

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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 have been four executions in 2019. [1]

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[1] Justice Project Pakistan, Email to DPW, Apr. 17, 2019.

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Palestinian Authority

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Papua New Guinea

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Qatar

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At least 59.

According to Human Rights Watch, as of March 28, at least 49 people had been executed in Saudi Arabia. [1] Further media reports in April bring the estimate of executions to 59. [2] This number includes at least three female foreign nationals from Nigeria, the Philippines, and Pakistan. [3] Male foreign nationals from Pakistan, India, and Yemen have also been executed. [4]

References

[1] Adam Coogle, Middle East Researcher at Human Rights Watch, email to DPW, DPW Saudi Arabia Doc. E-1, Mar. 28, 2019.
[2] AFP, Saudi Arabia executes four people for drug trafficking, Business Standard, https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/saudi-arabia-executes-four-people-for-drug-trafficking-119040101256_1.html, Apr. 1, 2019. Saudi Press Agency, Narcotic Smuggler Executed in Jeddah, https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=1911706, Apr. 11, 2019. Saudi Press Agency, Narcotic Smugglers Executed in Jeddah, https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=1911675, Apr. 11, 2019. Saudi Press Agency, Narcotic Smuggler Executed in Jeddah, https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=1912955, Apr. 15, 2019. Justice Project Pakistan, Email to DPW, Apr. 12, 2019.
[3] Al Jazeera, Filipina domestic worker executed in Saudi Arabia, https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/filipina-domestic-worker-executed-saudi-arabia-190131063017217.html, Jan. 31, 2019. AFP, Saudi Arabia executes four people for drug trafficking, Business Standard, https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/saudi-arabia-executes-four-people-for-drug-trafficking-119040101256_1.html, Apr. 1, 2019. Dawn, Saudi Arabia executes Pakistani couple on drug-related charges, https://www.dawn.com/news/1475433/saudi-arabia-executes-pakistani-couple-on-drug-related-charges, Apr. 11, 2019.
[4] AFP, Saudi Arabia executes four people for drug trafficking, Business Standard, https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/saudi-arabia-executes-four-people-for-drug-trafficking-119040101256_1.html, Apr. 1, 2019. Dawn, Saudi Arabia executes Pakistani couple on drug-related charges, https://www.dawn.com/news/1475433/saudi-arabia-executes-pakistani-couple-on-drug-related-charges, Apr. 11, 2019. The Times of India, Two Indians executed for murder in Saudi Arabia, https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/two-indians-executed-for-murder-in-saudi-arabia/videoshow/68918096.cms, Apr. 17, 2019.

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1. [1]

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[1] The Strait Times, Malaysian convicted of murder is executed in Singapore, https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysian-convicted-of-murder-executed-in-singapore, Mar. 22, 2019.

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At least three people have been executed in Somalia. [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.

Some of the reported executions were carried out in public by the military, with indications that fair trial standards were not upheld. [2]

There have been no reports of executions in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region Puntland in 2019. [3]

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[1] Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban, Somalia military court executes two Al-Shabaab assassins, Africa News, http://www.africanews.com/2019/01/07/somalia-military-court-executes-two-al-shabaab-assassins//, Jan. 7, 2019. All Africa, Somalia: Firing Squad Executes a Man for the Rape of 18-Year-Old Girl, https://allafrica.com/stories/201903060238.html, Mar. 5, 2019.
[2] Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban, Somalia military court executes two Al-Shabaab assassins, Africa News, http://www.africanews.com/2019/01/07/somalia-military-court-executes-two-al-shabaab-assassins//, Jan. 7, 2019.
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0. [1]

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South Sudan

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7. [1]

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[1] U.N. Human Rights Council, Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan: Statement to the media, Nairobi / Geneva delivered by Commission Chair Yasmin Sooka in Nairobi and Commission Member Andrew Clapham in Geneva, https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=24184&LangID=E, Feb. 20, 2019. Amnesty Intl., South Sudan: Seven men including members of one family hanged amid spike in executions, https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/03/south-sudan-seven-men-including-members-of-one-family-hanged-amid-spike-in-executions/, Mar. 1, 2019.

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0. [1]

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0. [1]

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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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3. [1]

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2. [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.

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[1] Jack Phillips, Yemen Publicly Executes Two Men for Assaulting, Killing a Child, The Epoch Times, https://www.theepochtimes.com/yemen-publicly-executes-two-men-for-assaulting-killing-a-child_2794713.html, Feb. 8, 2019.

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