1. 20 prisoners were executed in the United States in 2019.
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  2. At least 690 executions were recorded by Amnesty International in 20 countries in 2018, a decrease of 31% compared to 2017.
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  3. China executes the death penalty more than 4 times as the rest of the world combined.
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  4. The Death Penalty is legal in 32 U.S. states.
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  5. At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent.
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  6. The death penalty was outlawed in the UK partly because a man was wrongfully executed for the murder of his wife and daughter in 1950.
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  7. Drug possession and trafficking are punished in Singapore with the death penalty.
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  8. Iran sentences its citizens to the death penalty if they decide to change their religion from Islam.
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  9. Crucifixion is still an official form of death penalty in Sudan.
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  10. Death penalty trials are 20 times more expensive than trials seeking a sentence of life in prison without parole.
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  11. In 1944, a 14-year-old African-American was executed in the U.S. after a quick 2-hour trial with little evidence.
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  12. Since 1976, when the death penalty was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court, 1,394 people have been executed (as of December 2014).
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  13. Saudi Arabia, a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council, punished 2,000 people with the death penalty since 1985.
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  14. The night before his execution, a man in Georgia escaped from prison and, later that night, was beaten to death in a bar fight.
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  15. 60%
    of the world's population live in countries where the death penalty is legal, such as China, India, the U.S. and Indonesia.
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  16. The state of Washington may still execute prisoners by hanging.
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  17. In 2005, A Chinese company used skin harvested from the corpses of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in Europe.
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  18. Nike's slogan "Just do it" was inspired by the last words of a man about to be executed.
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  19. Atheism is punished with the death penalty in 13 countries.
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  20. Bill Cosby spoke out against giving the death penalty to the man who shot and killed his own son.
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  21. 103
    countries have abolished the death penalty. Notable exceptions include the U.S., Japan and China.
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  22. In 1863, Venezuela became the first modern country to abolish the death penalty for all crimes.
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  23. In Ancient Egypt, killing a cat, even accidentally, incurred the death penalty.
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  24. 150
    people punished with the death penalty were later exonerated by the U.S.
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  25. 6 in 10 Americans favor the death penalty for convicted murderers.
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  26. 86%
    of people surveyed in Egypt are in favor of the death penalty as a punishment for abandoning Islam.
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  27. Iran sentences its citizens to the death penalty on cases of corruption.
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  28. In Ancient Rome, the punishment for killing one's father was the death penalty, consisting of being sewn up in a sack along with a viper, a dog, and a cock.
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  29. In 1989, an innocent man was punished with the death penalty in Texas because the jury confused him for another with the same name, looks and height.
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  30. Nepal was the first country in Asia to introduce gay marriage. It has also outlawed the death penalty.
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  31. China has mobile "execution vans" to enforce the death penalty without moving to a proper execution ground.
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  32. A Death Row study found that ice cream and pie were the most popular desserts for a last meal, followed by cake.
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  33. Belarus is the last UN member country in Europe that still uses the death penalty. Convicts are shot with a pistol.
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  34. Since 1981, Mexico does not extradite to countries that are seeking the death penalty, and has successfully defended 400 of its citizens charged with a capital offence in the U.S.
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  35. In China, human trafficking is punished with the death penalty.
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  36. In the 16th century, England punished vagabonds with two years of servitude for the first offence and death penalty for the second.
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  37. The Pentateuch (Torah in Judaism, Old Testament in the Christian Bible), lays down the death penalty for murder, kidnapping, magic, violation of the Sabbath, blasphemy, and a wide range of sexual crimes.
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  38. Death row inmates in Texas don't get to pick their last meal.
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  39. In 117 ad, Emperor Hadrian declared attempted suicide by soldiers, a form of desertion and made it a capital offence.
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  40. In 2010, Utah executed an inmate by using a firing squad.
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  41. Japanese Death Row inmates are not told their date of execution. They wake up each day wondering if it might be their last.
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  42. In Florida, executions are carried out by a private citizen who is paid $150 per execution.
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  43. The drugs used for a lethal injection in Texas cost $83.
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  44. Firing squad is a legal method of execution in Oklahoma.
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  45. Possessing Bibles, watching South Korean movies and distributing pornography may be punished with death in North Korea.
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  46. Company executives in China can get sentenced to death for committing fraud.
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