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Mapped: Death Penalty Around the World

Maps + Infographics
by Morgane Croissant Aug 8, 2017

DEATH PENALTY is a practice that remains commonplace in many countries around the world. According to Amnesty International, at least 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries in 2015 with China being “the world’s top executioner”.

To know which countries still use the death penalty, check out the 2016 map below:

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Amnesty International explains that in 2015 “excluding China, almost 90% of all executions took place in just three countries — Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia”.

Note that Belarus is the only country in Europe that still uses capital punishment and that Japan still carries out executions by hanging.

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