The Amnesty International report on the death penalty recently revealed the number of executions in the world continued to decline with 993 reported cases in 2017, down 4 percent compared to 1,032 executions in 2016, reports Al-Qabas daily.
According to the report, seven executions were carried out in Kuwait; while the sentences of 17 persons were reduced, two were acquitted.
According to the report Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, and the UAE have resumed the implementation of the death penalty after a temporary halt; the last execution in the countries was in 2013.
The report revealed the seven cases of the death penalty in Kuwait were 2 Kuwaitis and 5 foreigners from Bangladesh, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Egypt, for murder, robbery, kidnapping and rape, out of the 15 death sentences issued by the courts.
The number of executions carried out in Iran in 2017 was 11 percent lower than in 2016. The death verdicts also decreased in Saudi Arabia by 5 percent, in Pakistan by 31 percent, while in Iraq it increased by 42 percent – 88 people were put to death in 2016 and 125 in 2017.