The Southeast Asian country has mandatory death penalty for some offences, including drug trafficking and murder, while the law also allows the punishment for some other crimes at the court's discretion.
The number of executed surpassed even the toll of a January 1980 mass execution for the 63 militants convicted of seizing the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979.
President Julius Maada Bio has signed the abolition bill during a ceremony in the capital Freetown after lawmakers approved the text in July.
The move comes after a federal lawsuit challenged the use of pentobarbital, the drug used for lethal injection.
Saudi authorities said last year that they would stop sentencing to death people who committed crimes while minors, who would instead serve up to 10 years in juvenile detention, and would apply this retroactively.
Even though a moratorium on capital punishement had been in place since 2003, courts in the Central Asian country had continued to sentence convicts to death in exceptional circumstances.
Bangladesh rights activists blame the increasing number of sexual assaults on a culture of impunity and poor prosecutorial outcomes, saying tougher penalties are not enough.
Rights groups put the number of those killed by Riyadh this year at 107 with Amnesty International calling the surge a 'bloody execution spree'.
British police whisked away WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy where he was holed up for nearly seven years.
Amnesty International says 2018 saw a dramatic decrease in the number executions across the globe, but named the five countries that killed the most last year.
A Chinese court sentenced Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death in a retrial of a drug smuggling case for which he was handed a 15-year prison sentence.
“Any execution is appalling, but seeking the death penalty for activists like Israa al Ghomgham, who are not even accused of violent behavior, is monstrous,” HRW said. Ghomgham is accused of incitement to protest and morally supporting rioters.
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