Originally Posted by Hamlet53
Pakistan, India, Iraq, Afghanistan , Iran?
Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are correct.
Originally Posted by Kumabjorn
I know for a fact that Japan has the death penalty, but if there was any execution in 2011 is off course a different matter. I would imagine that a lot of Latin American countries would be on that list, Cuba, Mexico and Brazil would be candidates in my book.
I think there was a bit of a misleading headline in the article I took this information from, as it said "which countries still have the death penalty?" and then listed those which had executions in 2011. So if we assume it is countries who actually carried it out, it is 18 or 20 as mentioned, and Japan is not on the list.
Rather than draw this out...the article goes on to say:
"Amnesty International say there are 18 countries worldwide which carried out known executions in 2011:
Afghanistan (2), Bangladesh (5+), Belarus (2), China (2000+), Egypt (1+), Iran (360+), Iraq (68+), Malaysia (1+), North Korea (30+), Saudi Arabia (82+), Somalia (6), South Sudan (5), Sudan (7+), Syria (1+), UAE (1), USA (43), Vietnam (1+), Yemen (41+)."
I think Hamlet
got the most with 3 and therefore is up next (given that Stitchawl, whose go it really was, is away).