China and the United States, along with Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia lead the world in executions, according to Amnesty International.
Apparently China executed “thousands” in 2009 and 1,718 people in 2008 (almost 72% of the total number of worldwide executions in 2008).
The United States was the only country in the Americas to execute anyone in 2009 with 52 executions (with most happening in Texas). Iran had at least 388 executions in 2009.
Europe’s number of executions was 0 in year 2009.
Read more here. I’d link directly to the Amnesty Report but it’s blocked by the Great Firewall of China.