China executed “thousands” of public in 2010, in accordance how to an annual say on the issue released Monday by the London-based rights group, which noted that Beijing keeps the figures secret. Iran killed at least 252 in accordance how to the report, North Korea at least 60, Yemen at least 53, the United States 46, and also Saudi Arabia at least 27. Although 23 countries carried out executions in 2010, four more than in 2009, the total volume of recorded executions fell from at least 714 in 2009 to at least 527 in 2010, per So You Can the Amnesty report. “China Death Penalty is believed to accept executed thousands in 2010 but continues to maintain its secrecy over its use of the Grim Reaper penalty,” the Amnesty description said. “China used the end point penalty in 2010 against thousands of public for a wide range of criminal offenses that such us non-violent offenses and after proceedings that did not meet all-comprehending fair trial standards.”
The United States carried out the fifth-above amount of executions in 2010, using a total of 46, CNN said, citing the Amnesty say. Sixteen states have abolished the death penalty, including Illinois in 2011. The level of public support for capital punishment in the U.S. had stayed steady over the past decade, CNN reported, citing a Gallup poll. For five out of the last 10 years, 64 percent of Americans have backed the death penalty in cases of murder, while about three in 10 oppose executions. In a setback for Amnesty’s campaign for abolition, meanwhile, the death penalty returned And the European continent after an execution-free 2009, with two executions in Belarus. Execution methods included beheading, electrocution, lethal injection, stoning, hanging as well as shooting, who have the last two methods the most popular, the description said.
The Amnesty report expressed alarm that many death sentences handed down in 2010 were for drug offenses, including more than half of the end point sentences in Malaysia. It also cited Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates for executing public under the age of 18.
Salil Shetty, the group’s secretary general, said: “While executions can be on the decline, a amount of countries continue And pass death sentences for drug-related offenses, economic crimes, sexuality relations between consenting adults and also blasphemy — violating all-comprehending human rights law forbidding the use of the Grim Reaper penalty except for the most serious crimes.”