Apart From The USA Who Uses The Death Penalty?

It still saddens me that a country as modern as the USA practices state sanctioned killings as a solution to crime – in other words the death penalty. It doesn’t work as a deterrent – the US has more people incarcerated as a percentage of its population than any other country in the world. By no stretch of the imagination can this practice be called civilized so why continue it? For a supposedly God fearing country to go so directly against the “thou shalt not kill” commandment is the height of hypocrisy. In fact the US is the only modern western country that still practices killing people. China, and Japan still like doing it too. But who else? For “ordinary” crimes you have:

1.Afghanistan
2.Antigua/Barbuda
3.Bahamas
4.Bahrain
5.Bangladesh
6.Barbados
7.Belarus
8.Belize
9.Botswana
10.Burundi
11.Cameroon
12.Chan
13.China
14.Comoros
15.Congo (Democratic Republic)
16.Cuba
17.Dominica
18.Egypt
19.Equatorial Guinea
20.Ethiopia
21.Guatemala
22.Guinea
23.Guyana
24.India
25.Indonesia
26.Iran
27.Iraq
28.Jamaica
29.Japan
30.Jordan
31.Kazakstan
32.Korea (North)
33.Kuwait
34.Lebanon
35.Lesotho
36.Libya
37.Malaysia
38.Mongolia
39.Nigeria
40.Oman
41.Pakistan
42.Palestinian Authority
43.Qatar Saint Christopher & Nevis
44.Saint Lucia
45.Saint Vincent & Grenadines
46.Saudi Arabia
47.Sierra Leone
48.Singapore
49.Somalia
50.Sudan
51.Syria
52.Taiwan
53.Tajikistan
54.Thailand
55.Trinidad & Tobago
56.Uganda
57.United Arab Emirates
58.United States
59.Viet Nam
60.Yemen
61.Zimbabwe

For “extraordinary” crimes there are also:

1.Bolivia
2.Brazil
3.Cook Islands
4.El Salvador
5.Fiji
6.Israel
7.Kyrgyzstan
8.Latvia
9.Peru

There are some thirty odd countries that still have the death penalty on the statute books but do not practice it. So… take a look at the company you keep America and then tell me that you’re at the forefront of society.

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