Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Axis of Evil: China, Iran, Iraq, Arabia, America, Yemen, N. Korea

Executions in 2011
  1. China: Thousands (exact figures are a state secret)
  2. Iran: 360
  3. Saudi Arabia: 82
  4. Iraq: 68
  5. United States: 43
  6. Yemen: 41
  7. North Korea: 30
(Data from The Guardian UK)

Only 20 countries still execute people. The U.S. was the only country in the Americas and the only G8 country to execute prisoners.  Executions were up dramatically in 2011, due primarily to sharp increases in the Middle East.

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