Fact # 1032 - Executions

According to a report by Amnesty International a total of 2,390 people were put to death in 25 countries in 2008.

(Five states: China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United States -- accounted for 93 percent of the executions.

China: 1,718 people
Iran: 346 people
Saudi Arabia: at least 102 people
United States: 37 people - Texas accounted for roughly half.
Pakistan: at least 36 people.

Belarus is the last country in Europe and the former Soviet Union that is still carrying out executions.)