15 Facts About Capital punishment


Capital punishment, known as the death penalty, is a state-sanctioned practice of killing a person as a punishment for a crime.

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Capital punishment is controversial in several countries and states, and positions can vary within a single political ideology or cultural region.

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Under Xuanzong capital punishment was relatively infrequent, with only 24 executions in the year 730 and 58 executions in the year 736.

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Some further forms of capital punishment were practised in the Tang dynasty, of which the first two that follow at least were extralegal.

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From that moment on, capital punishment should be seen as useful to society through its dissuasive effect, but as a means of protection of the latter vis-a-vis criminals.

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Capital punishment has been completely abolished by 108 countries, a further seven have done so for all offences except under special circumstances and 26 more have abolished it in practice because they have not used it for at least 10 years and are believed to have a policy or established practice against carrying out executions.

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Additionally, capital punishment is carried out in China, India, and most Islamic states.

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Capital punishment's mother was one of the Guernsey Martyrs who was executed for heresy, and his father had previously fled the island.

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Capital punishment was cancelled by the Electorate of Bavaria in 1751 for children under the age of 11 and by the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1813 for children and youth under 16 years.

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In Nazi Germany, capital punishment was reinstated for juveniles between 16 and 17 years in 1939.

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In Fribourg, capital punishment was generally, including for juveniles, abolished by 1849.

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In June 2022, Malaysian law minister Wan Junaidi pledged to abolish capital punishment and replace it with other punishments at the discretion of the court.

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Abolitionists believe capital punishment is the worst violation of human rights, because the right to life is the most important, and capital punishment violates it without necessity and inflicts to the condemned a psychological torture.

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Opponents of the death penalty argue that this Capital punishment is being used more often against perpetrators from racial and ethnic minorities and from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, than against those criminals who come from a privileged background; and that the background of the victim influences the outcome.

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Capital punishment was revealed to have been spending most of his life going in and out of prison, including a ten-year sentence of preventive detention from 1995 to 2005, and has not been given much time for rehabilitation, which made the activists and groups arguing that Abdul Kahar should be given a chance for rehabilitation instead of subjecting him to execution.

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