China No.1 for death penalty in 2015 as executions surge 54% worldwide – Amnesty report

China remains the top executioner in the world, Amnesty International said in a new report on the death penalty published on Wednesday. The human rights NGO said that China executed thousands of people in 2015. Iran came second with more than 977 executions, while Pakistan ranked third with 328. Excluding China, a total of at least 1,634 executions occurred in 2015 – a surge […]