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China's Death Row secrets from 'death van' executions to stadium shows

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Chinese government has been executing thousands of its citizens in secret in a shocking new report. The report, titled 'Death Sentences and Execution 2021', was exhaustively compiled by the charity and found that global executions increased by 20% in 2021.It claims that Iran accounted for the biggest portion of the 2020-2021 rise, by executing at least 314 people for crimes as small as possessing certain drugs.

However, the report also suggests that China has secretly executed at least 1000 of its own citizens but 'kept figures secret'.

The report reads: "China has yet to publish any figures on the death penalty; however, available information indicates that each year thousands of people are executed and sentenced to death."Amnesty International renews its call on the Chinese authorities to publish information on the use of the death penalty in China."In 2021, human rights experts estimated that "thousands" get the death penalty in China every year with a 99% conviction rate.People can be executed for acts such as murder, drug possession and even economic crimes such as corruption with firing squads and lethal injections the preferred methods of killing.In 2021, human rights experts estimated that "thousands" get the death penalty in China every year with a 99% conviction rate.At the time Amnesty International’s China researcher Kai Ong claimed China held mass rallies to announce people being sentenced to death.She said: “The Chinese government still sees the use of the death penalty as an effective deterrent to crimes.“Each June, local governments often hold mass sentencing rallies, in which students, teachers and the public are invited to witness the court handing down the death penalty to individuals convicted of.

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