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China, Iran, Saudi Arabia executed most people in 2016 - April 13 2017

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The number of executions worldwide dropped by 37 percent in 2016 compared with the year before, mainly because Iran hanged fewer people,Amnesty International said in its 2016 global review of the death penalty.
China executed more people than all other countries in the world put together, Amnesty said.
Excluding China, states around the world executed 1,032 people in 2016, according to Amnesty's records.
Iran executed at least 567 people alone. Saudi Arabia carried out at least 154 executions in 2016.
Points to Remember
Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization focused on human rights.
Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961.
Salil Shetty is the Secretary General of Amnesty International.


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