Deadliest Countries: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Other States that Still Have Death Penalty (INFOGRAPHICS)

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Recently, a married couple was sentenced to death for the murder of a Filipina maid in Kuwait, Reuters reported. Nexter.org decided to make a list of countries that are still performing death sentence. 

Capital punishment has been used in almost every part of the world, however, now the large majority of states don’t perform this practice.

Death sentence in the world

The death penalty is the scariest punishment of all known. Most of the countries discontinued the practice, however, now we’re interested in ones that use the death penalty.

As for 2018, the following countries do or do not perform capital punishment.

  • Still practice death penalty: 54 countries around the globe;
  • Countries that have not performed the action during the last 10 years: 30;
  • Have not executed anyone during the last 14 or more years: 7; 
  • Countries that discontinued the practice: 104; 

Countries performed capital punishment in 2017

For 2017, death sentences were performed in 21 UN states and in one unrecognized state. All of them (except for Belarus and US) are located in Asia and Africa. In 2017, The highest number of people sentenced to death is in China – 1551, Iran – 525, Saudi Arabia – 130.

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Capital punishment in US 

US is one of the most developed countries to still use the death penalty. For now, capital punishment is a legal and used in 31 states. 

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Deadliest Countries: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Other States That Still Have Capital Punishment (INFOGRAPHICS)
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Recently, a married couple was sentenced to death for the murder of a Filipina maid in Kuwait, Reuters reported. Nexter.org decided to make a list of countries that are still performing death sentence. 
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