In what countries?
Capital punishment has in the past in every
society, although only 58 nations practice it,
with 95 countries abolishing it.
However, over 60 % of the world’s
population live in countries where
executions take place:
China
India
The USA
Indonesia
murder
corruption
espionage
treason
drug
trafficking
apostasy in
Islamic nations
sodomy
rape
incest
electrocut
ion
firing
squad
stoning in
Islamic
countries
gas
chamber
hanging
lethal
injection
(US only) Nobody
knows how quickly a
person dies from the
electric shock, or
what their
experience
Firing squad
The prisoner is
bound and shot
through the
heart by
multiple
marksmen.
This method is
used in
Belarus, China,
Uzbekistan,
Vietnam,
Taiwan.
The prisoner is
often buried up to
her or his neck or
leg and pelted with
rocks until they
die. It is used in
Afghanistan and
Iran.
Cyanide
capsules are
dropped into
acid producing
hydrogen
Cyanide, a
deadly gas.
The neck is broken
and death comes
quickly. This method
is used in Egypt,
Iran, Pakistan,
Japan.
Lethal drugs are
injected into the
prisoner while he lays
strapped down to a
table. Lethal injection
is used in China,
Gautemala, Thailand.
In the European Union member states, Article 2 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the
European Union prohibits the use of capital punishment
Among countries around the world,
almost all European and many
Pacific Area states (including
Australia and New Zealand), and
Canada have abolished capital
punishment. In Latin America, most
states have abolished the use of
capital punishment.
In the United Kingdom, it was abolished for all
peacetime offences in 1998. Canada abolished it in
1976. France abolished it in 1981, and Australia in
1985.
Russia has not executed anyone since
1996, and the regulations of the
Council of Europe prohibit it from
doing so at any time in future.
Implicit moratorium is
established by the
President
Explicit moratorium
is established by
the nation’s
highest court.
A central
principle of a
just society is
that every
person has an
equal right to
“life, liberty,
and the pursuit
of happiness”.
But not die in
such a way.
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