|Amnesty International recorded 883 executions in 20 countries in 2022, a 53% increase from 579 recorded in 2021. This figure represents the highest number of executions Amnesty International recorded in the past five years. In 2017, Amnesty recorded 993 executions.
Amnesty recorded 325 executions for drug-related offences: 255 in Iran; 57 in Saudi Arabia; 11 in Singapore; and 2 in China.
In Afghanistan and Iran, Amnesty recorded at least three public executions. Iran executed at least five people for crimes that occurred when they were below 18 years of age.
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