In 2008, World Day Against the Death Penalty, a global coalition of organisations against the death penalty calls on all citizens around the world to take action to end executions in Asia. According to Amnesty International, at least 664 executions have been reported in Asia in 2007. The real figures are believed to be much higher. A recent study by Franklin Zimring and David Johnson estimates that 85 to 95% of the world's executions take place in Asia. Worldwide, 60 countries and territories still uphold the death penalty and use this punishment.
Source: World Coalition Against the Death Penalty