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China became the world leader in the number of death sentences

August 1 2010
10:30

215508.jpeg China is recognized as a world leader in the number of executions. Such data leads Italian organization Hands Off Cain, which calculates the number of executions of death sentences around the world.

For example, in China for the last and the first half of this year, five thousand people were executed. The total number of executions of death sentences in the world has made over the past half year 5679.

Second place went to Iran, where during the reporting period, 402 people were executed. It is worth noting that over the past ten years, the highest rate for a Middle East country. For Iran to be Iraq, where the death penalty applied 75 times. In the United States during the same period was executed 52 people.

As the authors research, the report shows the relative data, based only on reports from human rights organizations and the media, because in some states, such information is not made public.

Vitaliy Nikitin

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