Capital punishment
Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The judicial decree that someone be punished in this manner is a d...
ISIS Fighter Executes His Mother, Rights Groups Say
An ISIS fighter has executed his own mother before a public audience in Raqqa, an expat Syrian rights group said. The 20-year-old killed his mother in the Syrian city of Raqqa, ISIS' de facto capital,...
Russian Spy KILLED By ISIS Was Sent To Syria After Being Caught With Drugs
Magomed Khasiev, the Russian 'spy' beheaded by ISIS in Syrian was recruited by the secret service in February last year after being caught with prescription drugs, a journalist told MailOnline. Magome...
Doctors Reattach Toddler's DECAPITATED Head After Horror Car Crash
THIS toddler has made a miracle recovery after his head was DECAPITATED in a near-death car crash. Little Jackson Taylor is now on the mend after surgeons miraculously reattached his head to his neck....
Evidence Of New World's Oldest Decapitation Found
Scientists digging at rock a shelter in Brazil have discovered evidence of human decapitation that dates back 9,000 years, making it oldest case ever seen in the New World. But the story of the headle...
BBC: The chicken that lived for 18 months without a head
Seventy years ago, a farmer beheaded a chicken in Colorado, and it refused to die. Mike, as the bird became known, survived for 18 months and became famous. But how did he live without a head for so l...
WWI: The Tragic Moment A Man Was Ordered To Kill His Best Friend
Private Jimmy Smith joined the British army to fight and protect his country. But after fighting gallantly at Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 and the Battle of the Somme during the First World War, his own...
Spy Agency: North Korea Executes Its Defense Chief With Anti-Aircraft Guns For Falling Asleep In Meeting
Just days after grabbing international attention for reportedly testing a submarine-fired ballistic missile, North Korea executed its defense chief on the order of dictator Kim Jong Un. That's accordi...
CDC Finds Troubling Rise in Teen Suicide Method
More teens who are killing themselves are choosing suffocation and strangling, government researchers reported Thursday. And more young women are committing ...
Bali nine executions: Myuran Sukumaran awarded fine art degree
Myuran recieves degree in fine arts days before facing a fireing squad.
Eddie Ray Routh Found Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial
A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murder in the killings of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.Routh, 27, ...
Utah House votes to resurrect firing squads
Looking to avoid problems and controversy with lethal injection, the Utah House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to resume executions by firing squad, which were halted in 2004
Inside Kenya's Death Squads
For the first time members of Kenya’s counter-terrorism police admit to “eliminating” suspected Muslim radicals. Speaking exclusively to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, officers from four units of Ke...
Death penalty statistics, country by country | visualisation and data
After the execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle, the brutality of North Korea's regime has once again come under the international spotlight. In a broader context, is the attention warranted? Find out who ...
Discover the “Brazen Bull,” the Ancient Greek Torture Machine That Doubled as a Musical Instrument
History is replete with brutally imaginative torture and execution techniques. The list of cruelties includes crucifixion...
How Lethal Injection Works
Virtually all of the 32 American states that allow the death penalty rely on a deadly chemical cocktail to slowly and quietly kill the condemned. But America has found itself running dangerously low o...
Humanity's Most Brutal Methods of Execution
Although capital punishment today is focused on ending life, in these brutal methods of execution it is focused on painfully drawing it out
Death row
Death row, in English-speaking countries that have capital punishment, is the place, often a section of a prison, that houses prisoners awaiting execution. The term is also used figuratively to descri...
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Execution warrant
An execution warrant (or death warrant or black warrant) is a writ which authorizes the execution of a judgment of death (capital punishment) on an individual. An execution warrant is not to be confus...
Executioner
A judicial executioner is a person who carries out a death sentence ordered by the state or other legal authority, which was known in feudal terminology as high justice.
The executioner was usuall...
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Final statement
When a person accused of a crime is convicted and sentenced to capital punishment, the person can make a final statement, or express their "last words", before being executed. Much of the time, the la...
Decimation (Roman army)
Decimation (Latin: decimatio; decem = "ten") was a form of military discipline used by senior commanders in the Roman Army to punish units or large groups guilty of capital offences such as mutin...
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Mock execution
A mock execution is a stratagem in which a victim is deliberately but falsely made to feel that his execution or that of another person is imminent or is taking place. It may be staged for an audience...
Wrongful execution
Wrongful execution is a miscarriage of justice occurring when an innocent person is put to death by capital punishment, the "death penalty." Cases of wrongful execution are cited as an argument by opp...
Capital punishment debate
Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The judicial decree that someone be punished in this manner is a d...
Capital punishment debate - Wikipedia
Religion and capital punishment
Most major world religions take varied positions on the morality of capital punishment. Religions are often based on a body of teachings, such as the Old Testament and the Qur'an, which contain many c...
Religion and capital punishment - Wikipedia