According to Amnesty International, the death penalty continues to be quite widespread Asia, with China, India, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia, among others, employing it. The death penalty is rare in Europe and the Americas – with the notable exceptions of Belarus, Guyana, Cuba and the United States. It is still more common in Africa and the Middle East. 110 countries and territories around the world have abolished the death penalty, most recently the Central African Republic and Papua New Guinea. 87 nations still have capital punishment on the books, while Amnesty International lists 24 of them as abolitionists in practice, meaning the countries haven't carried out an execution in at least ten years.