Executions in 2014: min. 607 plus 'thousands' in China


On 9 July 2008 the head of the government converted the death sentences of more than 7,000 inmates into life sentences. However, the death sentence will be valid for terrorists and murderers of high statesmen. Also young people can be sentenced to death.

In 2008 36 persons were executed according to Amnesty International. There haven't been any executions the following years, although the death penalty for blasphemy was discussed more than once.

After the severe Taliban terror attack in a Peshawar school in December 2014 with more than 140 children and teachers dead, Pakistan lifted the moratorium.

During the first month after the attack about 20 terrorists were executed. 500 more are awaiting their execution.

In Pakistan hanging is the usual method of execution.