China’s Death Penalties At An-All-Time High: Executions Outpace the Whole World

The Chinese government considers the death penalties as a state secret. However, the humanitarian organization believes China executed thousands. However, it did not offer a more precise estimate due to lack of information.

Dui Hua, which is a human rights group estimates about 2,000 executions took place in China last year, down from a 6,500 a decade ago. John Kamm, who is the group’s executive director revealed that tally was based on research into lower-level court cases and contacts with government officials and Chinese and Western legal scholars.