Death penalty in the world, fiche de 2 pages sur la peine de mort, rédigée en anglais
Over half the countries in the world have abolished the death penalty in law and practice: 75 countries have abolished the capital punishment for all crimes and another 20 can be considered abolitionist in practice.
? Countries where it still practise
? Countries where it has been abolished
? Forms of execution
[...] Forms of execution Various forms of execution are used in the countries that still apply death penalty. Electric chair : the prisoner is killed by a powerful source of electricity attached to their head and leg. Lethal injection : the prisoner is poisoned with a mix of chemicals that are injected into their body. Some countries use chemicals that cause controversy. Firing squad : several people shoot the prisoner with rifles. Firing squads are often used as the death penalty for soldiers during wars. [...]
[...] Countries where it still practise Most of the countries that still have death penalty use it on murderers, and other serious crimes such as rape or terrorism. The United States, the Peoples' s Republic of China and Japan and Iran are examples of countries that have death penalty. Countries with Authoritarian or Totalitarian governments, however, also use it for more minor crimes like theft, or for people criticizing the governments. China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and The United States do most of the executions. China comes for ahead. (2000) In the US the number of executions varies a lot of according to the States. [...]
[...] One or more of those firing may have false ammunition that does not kill. Hanging : the prisoner has a rope tied around their neck. They are then dropped from a height. They die because their neck is broken or through asphyxiation, if the knot was poorly made. Stoning : stones are thrown at the prisoner until they die. Stoning is used in some Middle Eastern countries . Decapitation : the victim has their head cut off with a sharp blade. Decapitation is used in some Middle Eastern countries. [...]
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