The number of executions recorded globally in 2022 was the highest in five years, as several Middle Eastern states ramped up their use of the death penalty, Amnesty International said.
A total of 883 people are known to have been put to death across 20 countries, marking a rise of 53% compared to 2021, according to the group’s annual review.
Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt alone carried out 90% of those executions.
The figures exclude China, which is thought to execute thousands each year.
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