1.998. According to an Amnesty International report is the number of people executed worldwide last year. A statistic that is certainly on this side of reality, given the difficulties in obtaining reliable data from countries such as China and Yemen.
Three countries explode statistics
In 25 years, this is the first time such number of executions is observed. According to Amnesty International, this sudden increase is the fact that three countries have increased their use of the death penalty in 2015. In one year, Pakistan has executed 320 people, Saudi Arabia 158 (including 73 foreigners). But the sad record returns to Iran that killed at least 977 prisoners last year, against 743 in 2014.
Compared to 2014, Amnesty International recorded a 54% increase in the number of executions. Yet, as the association observed, while running over the world has had a historic milestone on the road to global abolition of the death penalty.
A majority of countries practice it more
This is a first in history, the majority of the world’s states have abolished or no longer use in practice the death penalty. A step taken by the abolition by Suriname, Fiji, the Republic of Congo and Madagascar capital punishment, bringing to 102 the number of abolitionist state.
A total of 140 states have renounced the death penalty. A large part of them, such as Russia, Morocco or Algeria, have adopted a moratorium on its use as a first step towards abolition. In France, the death penalty was abolished in 1981.
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