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Questions tagged [capital-punishment]

Punishment by death.

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Does the UAE law set the method of capital punishment for a given crime?

The judicial system of UAE allows a court (a Federal court, I believe) to pass judgment of the capital punishment for crimes including homosexuality and denouncing Islam. The executions are carried ...
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Self defense during execution

Let's say someone has been sentenced to death and is about to be killed by lethal injection. While they are being brought into the execution room, they manage to escape the grip of the prison guards ...
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In the United States, can someone take the death penalty for someone else?

Could a person be executed in the place of someone else in United States?
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Can law enforcement/military shoot to kill for merely making a phone call that is deemed treasonous?

Warning: This question contains spoilers to the film Arrival (2016). If that bothers you, move on now. In the 2016 film Arrival, humanity confronts a crisis with the arrival of a dozen alien ...
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Could someone who participated in a legal execution in the USA be arrested for murder in France?

According to Wikipedia France is the most visited country in the world. At the same time, the USA is still practicing the death penalty. For example, 28 people were executed in 2015. For each ...
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Was there ever a law that if someone sentenced to death survived their execution they would be released free?

I read in a biography that if someone was sentenced to death penalty and the execution squad misses when firing at him, he will be released as a free man. Is it true that there ever was such a law or ...
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On 'capital punishment experiment'

An experiment was supposedly exercised (in USA years ago?): a person convicted to death was offered 'a new painless execution'; he accepted; in reality he got, blindfolded, a harmless cut (at his arm);...
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Why do prisoners spend so long on death row?

In the USA, once appeals have been exhausted, why do prisoners spend so much time on death row? My personal opinions on death penalty aside, I would expect that once the sentence is final, it should ...
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Sentenced to death when pregnant

What happens if a female is sentenced to death while pregnant. Would the execution be delayed until she gave birth? Or even longer (e.g., until the child is weaned)?
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How do Saudi judges decide whether or not a person has become an adult and is eligible for the death penalty?

One of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is that a person under the age of 18 - or else under the age of majority - can not be executed. Two countries - Saudi Arabia, and ...
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What happens if the Indonesian Constitutional Court rules in favor of an executed person?

Prior to the executions of drug smugglers in Indonesia earlier this year, Australian officials had pressed for a delay in the executions, due to a last-ditch appeal in the Constitutional Court of ...