Executions Reached A 25-Year High In 2015, Amnesty International Says
The human rights group says almost 90 percent of the executions occurred in just three countries, though.By Ryan Biek | April 6, 2016
The number of people executed by world governments in 2015 was the highest in 25 years, this according to a new report.
The findings, which were published by Amnesty International on Wednesday, only include executions carried out by countries' legal systems. A total of 1,634 people were put to death last year. The number doesn't include actions by terrorist groups.
According to the report, almost 90 percent of those cases happened in just three countries: Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.