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    Death penalty: Top 5 countries to execute the most people

    Death penalty: Top 5 countries to execute the most people

    According to Amnesty International’s annual Death Sentences and Executions report, at least 527 people were executed in 23 countries in 2010, plus thousands in China. The number of people executed worldwide since 2007 is more than 2,500. Here are the five countries registering the most executions since 2007:

    - Geoff Johnson, Contributor

    1. China

    China is far and away the global leader in terms of the number of people executed: It executed at least 470 people in 2007 and at least 1,718 in 2008. For 2009 and 2010, Amnesty's report only lists “thousands” because of the Chinese government’s stance that such statistics are state secrets. In 2010, China executed more people than the rest of the world combined, according toAmnesty International.
    According to the Death Sentences and Executions report, a large number of China’s death sentences are for drug-related offenses.

    more: Death penalty: Top 5 countries to execute the most people - China - CSMonitor.com

    The other countries in the top five are:

    2. Iran ("After carrying out more than 300 executions a year in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Iran executed at least 252 people in 2010 and at least 1,303 since 2007.")
    3. Iraq ("Despite the lack of numbers in 2010, Iraq still has the third most executions on the books since 2007, with at least 188 confirmed.)
    4. United States ("The US, the only country in the Americas to execute people in the past few years, executed 46 people in 2010, down from the 2009 total of 52 but still a notable increase from the 2008 total of 37.")
    5. Pakistan ("Pakistan made the Top 5 despite a moratorium on executions imposed by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party that prevented the government from executing anyone in 2009 or 2010. In 2007, 135 people were executed and 36 were in 2008.")



    As an American .... this is the company we keep? Why do we want to be part of this group of nations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    The other countries in the top five are:

    2. Iran ("After carrying out more than 300 executions a year in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Iran executed at least 252 people in 2010 and at least 1,303 since 2007.")
    3. Iraq ("Despite the lack of numbers in 2010, Iraq still has the third most executions on the books since 2007, with at least 188 confirmed.)
    4. United States ("The US, the only country in the Americas to execute people in the past few years, executed 46 people in 2010, down from the 2009 total of 52 but still a notable increase from the 2008 total of 37.")
    5. Pakistan ("Pakistan made the Top 5 despite a moratorium on executions imposed by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party that prevented the government from executing anyone in 2009 or 2010. In 2007, 135 people were executed and 36 were in 2008.")



    As an American .... this is the company we keep? Why do we want to be part of this group of nations?
    I have never read or heard a good reason to execute another human being that was not hypocritical to what the "executor" wanted to achieve.

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    I find our inclusion on that list to be quite embarrassing.

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    Well then do per capita executions and then you won't be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    The other countries in the top five are:

    2. Iran ("After carrying out more than 300 executions a year in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Iran executed at least 252 people in 2010 and at least 1,303 since 2007.")
    3. Iraq ("Despite the lack of numbers in 2010, Iraq still has the third most executions on the books since 2007, with at least 188 confirmed.)
    4. United States ("The US, the only country in the Americas to execute people in the past few years, executed 46 people in 2010, down from the 2009 total of 52 but still a notable increase from the 2008 total of 37.")
    5. Pakistan ("Pakistan made the Top 5 despite a moratorium on executions imposed by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party that prevented the government from executing anyone in 2009 or 2010. In 2007, 135 people were executed and 36 were in 2008.")



    As an American .... this is the company we keep? Why do we want to be part of this group of nations?
    The numbers here are skewed. Amnesty International didn't take into account of all the Middle Easterners we murdered from 2003 to present.
    America is #1 hands down.

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    Well, that's a threadjack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkslinger View Post
    The numbers here are skewed. Amnesty International didn't take into account of all the Middle Easterners we murdered from 2003 to present.
    America is #1 hands down.
    I don't think war crimes count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphima View Post
    I don't think war crimes count.
    They should.
    Awareness is key to defeating crime.

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    1. China
    2. Iran
    3. Iraq
    4. United States of America
    5. Pakistan

    Seriously? We're not even getting a bronze medal at this point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    1. China
    2. Iran
    3. Iraq
    4. United States of America
    5. Pakistan

    Seriously? We're not even getting a bronze medal at this point?
    I'd say go for the Gold, but China always wins the Gold medals.

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