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Death Penalty 2021: Facts and Figures

By Amnesty International
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Global figures Amnesty International recorded 579 executions in 18 countries in 2021, an increase of 20% from the 483 recorded in 2020. This figure represents the second lowest number of executions recorded by Amnesty International since at least 2010. Most known executions took place in China, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria – in that order. China remained the world’s leading executioner – but […] The post Death Penalty 2021: Facts and Figures appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]>


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