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Death Penalty Throughout The World

May 14, 2012

Death Penalty World Map

The United States has quite a bit in common with its “enemies”, doesn’t it? Of the 194 member states in the United Nations, 50% have abolished capital punishment all together and a mere 22% maintain it in law and practice. Despite championing itself as a defender of life, liberty and forward thinking, the United States surrounds itself with mixed company. Human rights group Amnesty International believes that in 2011, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, China and the United States carried out the most executions in the world.