Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran and Iraq are among the countries that execute the most death sentences in 2020


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Four countries in the Middle East are among the top five executioners in the world in 2020, Amnesty International said.

Iran, Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia topped the list with 88 percent of 483 executions worldwide, according to a report issued by the human rights organization.

The organization accused those countries of having “cruel and frightening determination” to kill people, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The number of executions in the world was lower than any previous numbers a decade ago, but this does not include China.


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