Capital Punishment Today

Currently, more than half of the countries in the international community have abolished the death penalty by law or by practice. However, according to Amnesty International, 72 countries retain the death penalty, including China, Iran, and the United States. In 2004 at least 3,797 people were executed in 25 countries, although the actual number may be significantly greater, according to reports of Amnesty International.


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