March 28, 2014

China, Iran, USA Among World Leaders In Executions

 The most uncivilized nations based on number of executions: USA, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, and China. Honourable mentions: Israhell, Egypt.

"The number of executions worldwide rose 15 percent in 2013, according to an Amnesty International report, with the United States up with Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia as the countries executing the most people.

But one country stood out from the rest. In fact, Amnesty argued, China appeared to have executed more people than the rest of the world put together in 2013." - Adam Taylor, The Washington Post (aka The CIA Post), March 27, 2014.

"2013 was marked by some challenging setbacks on the journey to abolition of the death penalty. Four countries – Indonesia, Kuwait, Nigeria and Viet Nam – resumed executions and there was a significant rise in the number of people executed during the year compared with 2012, driven primarily by increases in Iraq and Iran." - Amnesty International (aka CIA International), March 26, 2014.

"Iran and Iraq caused a sharp global spike in the number of executions carried out in 2013, bucking the global trend towards abolition of the death penalty, Amnesty International found in its annual review of the death penalty worldwide.

Alarming levels of executions in an isolated group of countries in 2013 - mainly the two Middle Eastern states - saw close to 100 more people put to death around the world compared to the previous year, a jump of almost 15 per cent.

“The virtual killing sprees we saw in countries like Iran and Iraq were shameful. But those states who cling to the death penalty are on the wrong side of history and are, in fact, growing more and more isolated,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.

“Only a small number of countries carried out the vast majority of these senseless state-sponsored killings. They can’t undo the overall progress already made towards abolition.” - Amnesty International (aka CIA International) March 27, 2014.
The five top countries where human rights do not exist and people are treated as less than cattle are the USA, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, and China. The latter three nations executed the most people in 2013, mostly for petty crimes, but also to punish and threaten political activists. Egypt could soon catch up to them, and maybe even surpass some of the countries listed above. The new general-turned-president naively believes that all his country's problems will be resolved simply by killing the opposition. That never works in the long term.

China is the reigning world champion in killing prisoners because it has a huge head start, but on a per capita basis Iran took the gold due to a massive push towards the finish line in 2013, with many of its executions taking place under the new administration. "Iran is the second executioner country in the world behind China, but the first one per capita," says Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan, executive director of the French NGO Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort, told IPS. The sadistic authorities in Iran most often accuse their victims of "enmity against God" before executing them. What if the same charge were to be levelled against them? That would be the day.