The five nations with the most executions last year:
MORE: Per the comments, it’s worth noting that there’s a big drop between China and everyone else, and a smaller but still significant drop between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Probably also worth noting that it isn’t clear how Amnesty collected its data. If the organization went solely on government-provided statistics, it’s probably safe bet that North Korea, Russia, and a good portion of the Muslim world were under-counted. That said, that we even have a death penalty puts us in rather unsavory company.