[Souce: International Amnesty]
Death Sentences have been handed down in the world for acts such as fraud, sorcery, apostasy, drug-related offences or sexual relations between consenting adults, homossexuality... which fall far short of the legal threshold of ‘most serious’ crimes. China carries out far more executions than all of the rest of the world combined, and is notable as the only country in the world that regularly executes thousands of people every year. In 2010, China legally killed 2000 people, but the much bigger number cannot be confirmed due to executions that often go unreported and are carried out in secret. Iran is second in the number of executions it carries out - regularly killing hundreds every year (many in public). In 2010, Iran legally killed 252 people, being one under age when the crime was commited. Currently the death penalty can be given for HOMOSSEXUALITY, among many others. In 2010, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Uganda and the United States all proposed legislation to expand the scope of its use. Meanwhile, Gambia, Guatemala, Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago threatened to resume executions.
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