Egypt issued highest number of death sentences worldwide in 2021
Egyptian courts sentenced 356 people to death in 2021, the highest number of death sentences worldwide, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
According to the report, there were sharp increases in the number of death sentences issued in Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon.
Death Penalty 2021: Facts and Figures records 579 executions in 18 countries last year, an increase of 20 per cent from the previous year.
Of these figures, Egypt executed eight women, Iran 14 and Saudi Arabia one.