The death penalty

There is a moratorium on the death penalty in Russia, while in many countries the practice of killing people for crimes has not been canceled. In this issue we will tell you more about it.

Surprisingly, the United States, promoting democracy throughout the world, continues to use the death penalty as a punishment for especially grave crimes. According to official figures in this country, only in 2015, 28 people were executed, and about 3,000 more were awaiting their sentence in death cells. But nothing compares with China, which according to the international non-governmental organization Amnesty International is the country with the largest number of death sentences in the world. Here the bill goes to thousands of lives, because the penalty here is a punishment even for economic crimes or, for example, poaching. Despite the fact that the UN General Assembly opposes such punishments, more than 60% of the world’s population still live in countries that allow themselves to kill people.

Despite the fact that we live in the modern world, some countries have retained quite barbaric customs of depriving people of life. For example, in Saudi Arabia, this is decapitation, and in seemingly technological Japan and Singapore people are still being hanged. In the United States, a lethal injection is more common, and in China, classical shooting.

The peculiarity of the perverted understanding of the punishment system is, for example, a long wait for the execution of the sentence. For example, the story of Jack Alderman from the United States, who was sentenced to death for his wife’s murder in 1975, and only 33 years later, he received a lethal injection, all this time, awaiting sentence on death row. Also, do not forget about the judicial error, because a dead person can no longer appeal or be released in case of new circumstances. On the territory of the United States, Britain and even China, cases of misconduct of sentences are periodically raised, as a result of which, the relatives of the deceased receive substantial compensation, but it is already impossible to return human life.

In conclusion, we would like to  recall the story of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier, who visited North Korea as a tourist, where he joked a poster of state propaganda. He was threatened with execution or life imprisonment, but having brought the young man to a state of coma, having previously reduced the term of 15 years in prison, they sent his body to the USA, where he died without regaining consciousness.