Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:
Caption translated by Chinasmack.com: “Hubei Wuhan, at the public sentencing, the condemned prisoners are escorted to the execution grounds. At the front is condemned drug dealer He Xiuling.”
Human Rights: After a leaked report revealed China executes three times more people than the world combined, here are the facts about capital punishment across the globe
By Keely Lockhart, video source ITN
This week the Dui Hua Foundation exposed the shocking number of executions that took place in China in 2013.
According to the US-based pressure group, China executed 2,400 people.
The number, which is troubling in itself, is even more disturbing when put into a global context – as it reveals last year China executed 3 times more people than the world combined.
The total number of executions for the rest of the world was 778 people in 2013, according to Amnesty International.
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