List Of Countries Where Death Penalty Still Exist

According to Amnesty there are:

  • 106 countries where use of the death penalty is not allowed by law
  • 7 countries which permit the death penalty only for serious crimes in exceptional circumstances, such as those committed during times of war
  • 29 countries which have death penalty laws but haven’t executed anyone for at least 10 years, and a policy or more formal commitment not to execute
  • 56 countries which retain death penalty laws and either carry out executions or the authorities have not made an official declaration not to execute

The most recent countries to abolish the death penalty otherwise known as the capital punishment include Burkina Faso (2018), Guinea (2017), Benin (2016), and Madagascar (2015).

Here are 53 countries that still have the death penalty in 2018, including Nigeria

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Bahamas
  4. Bahrain
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Barbados
  7. Belarus
  8. Belize
  9. Botswana
  10. Chad
  11. China
  12. Comoros
  13. Cuba
  14. Dominica
  15. DRC
  16. Egypt
  17. Equatorial Guinea
  18. Ethiopia
  19. Guyana
  20. India
  21. Indonesia
  22. Iran
  23. Iraq
  24. Jamaica
  25. Japan
  26. Jordan
  27. Kuwait
  28. Lesotho
  29. Libya
  30. Malaysia
  31. Nigeria
  32. North Korea
  33. Oman
  34. Pakistan
  35. Palestinian territories
  36. Saudi Arabia
  37. Singapore
  38. Somalia
  39. South Sudan
  40. St Kitts and Nevis
  41. St Lucia
  42. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  43. Sudan
  44. Syria
  45. Taiwan
  46. Thailand
  47. Trinidad and Tobago
  48. UAE
  49. Uganda
  50. US
  51. Vietnam
  52. Yemen
  53. Zimbabwe

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