China is carrying out thousands of secret executions but refusing to report them, according to a report released this week by Amnesty International.
Amnesty believes China executed several thousand people last year — more than all other countries put together — but its government won’t confirm any exact numbers.
The Chinese government continues to impose death sentences for crimes that don’t warrant it under Chinese law, such as drug-trafficking or financial crimes, and after unfair trials, the report states.
Mabel Au, director of the Hong Kong branch of Amnesty International, told Radio Free Asia that China stopped publicizing its execution numbers in 2008 or 2009, and that the group put together its tally by scouring official media reports and adding up the figures.
Full article: New Report Says China Secretly Executes Thousands Of People A Year (Business Insider)