Egypt issued highest variety of dying sentences worldwide in 2021
Wed, 05/25/2022 – 10:25
Egypt sentenced at the least 356 individuals to dying in 2021, changing into the world’s prime issuer of dying sentences, Amnesty Worldwide stated in its annual report.
The British rights group documented 520 executions in seven international locations within the Center East and North Africa, out of a complete 579 recorded globally, with a rise of 19 % in comparison with 2020.
China is believed to have carried out probably the most identified executions on this planet final 12 months, adopted by Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
The information doesn’t embrace executions carried out in China, believed to have carried out tons of, or from North Korea and Vietnam, as these international locations don’t launch knowledge on the dying penalty, Amnesty stated.
The dying sentences within the Center East had been principally issued following proceedings that lacked due course of, Amnesty stated.
Iran executed the best variety of ladies globally (14) adopted by Egypt (8) Saudi Arabia (1) and the US (1).
Iran executed at the least 314 individuals (up from at the least 246 in 2020), its highest variety of executions since 2017, the report added. In Saudi Arabia, recorded executions elevated from 27 to 65.
By the top of 2021, greater than two thirds of the world’s international locations had abolished the dying penalty in legislation or observe, Amnesty stated.
Iran’s execution charge is adopted by Egypt (at the least 83) and Saudi Arabia (65) – accounting for 80 % of executions worldwide.
Iran used the dying penalty disproportionately towards minorities, for expenses corresponding to “enmity towards God” and “as a instrument of political repression,” Amnesty stated.
The dying penalty in Egypt continued to be imposed on the premise of testimonies extracted after torture, the report stated.