23 July 2008 :

Source: Hands Off Cain
At least 5,851 executions were carried out in 26 states in 2007. 
China: at least 5,000
Iran: at least 355
Saudi Arabia: at least 166
Pakistan: at least 134
United States: 42
Iraq: at least 33
Vietnam: at least 25
Yemen: at least 15
Afghanistan: 15 
North Korea: at least 13
Libya: at least 9
Japan: 9
Syria: at least 7
Sudan: at least 7
Bangladesh: 6
Somalia: at least 5
Equatorial Guinea: 3
Singapore: 2
Belarus: at least 1
Botswana: at least 1
Indonesia: at least 1
Kuwait: at least 1
Ethiopia: 1
There is no official or other information, but an unclear number of executions took place in 2007 in Egypt, Malaysia and Mongolia according to Amnesty International.
Bahrain, Jordan, Nigeria, Uganda and United Arab Emirates did not register any executions in 2007 although they put people to death in 2006.
In bold: liberal democracies1 (5) that carried out executions (at least 53)
In italics: the countries that had not carried out any executions in 2006 (3)
1 The classification “liberal democracy” is based on the rigorous analytic standards employed by freedom house in its Freedom in the World 2008 report on the state of political rights and civil liberties around the world (www.freedomhouse.org).