Executions in 2013: min. 778 plus 'thousands' in China


In Pakistan hanging is the usual method of execution.

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.