Various Death Penalty in Different Countries

Various Death Penalty in Different Countries

The death sentence is a sentence that is legalized by several countries, for inmates of various large cases. For example, premeditated murder or drug trafficking.


This punishment is carried out by cutting the convict's neck with a very sharp sword, which is shaped rather curved. This type of punishment is applied in countries based on sharia law such as Saudi Arabia. Execution usually takes place after Friday prayers. Convicts convicted with beheadings are usually involved in cases of rape, drugs, murder, or other religious reasons that cannot be excused.


Actually, lethal injection is the most widely applied death sentence in various countries. According to research, this type is more humane, because the process is faster. So the convict does not hold the pain too long. The execution is by injecting sodium thiopental (which is usually used) into the body of the convicted person. Actually, the substance known as panthenol is a type of anesthetic. The usual dose in an operation is 150mg, but in this execution, the substance used is 5000mg.

Electric chair

The execution of this execution is by binding the convict on a chair with a metal strap. A wet sponge is attached to the head to help conductivity. Electrodes are placed on the head and legs to create a closed electrical circuit. Two flows of various levels and durations are applied. An electric current of 2000 volts for 15 seconds as the first current can cause unconsciousness and stop the heart. The second current is usually reduced to 8 amps, which will cause severe damage to internal organs and the body can reach heat up to 59 C.


The neck of the convict was wrapped around a rope that had been tied to a gallows, while the feet were propped up by an object. Then the object is pushed away until the convict's body hangs in the air. There is also the way the convicts stand on the ground with a rope wrapped around their necks and the gallows are then lifted into the air. This punishment is popularly used by NAZI. Also very commonly used before the 1850s. This method is considered very torturous because the process of death is very slow and painful.

Poison gas

In the implementation of this method, the convict is put into a small room with a hole that releases toxic gas. Witnesses in the execution will see from a window covered by a curtain. Before execution, the convicted person is allowed to give the final statement. After that, the gas containing Hydrogen Cyanide flows into the room. Usually, the convicted person is advised to take a deep breath in the execution room so that the process can run quickly. However, what often happens is that the convict actually holds his breath, thus making this execution a slow and painful death. This type of death sentence has been popular for several years in Germany


In Islam, this type of punishment is aimed at adulterers. This punishment is carried out by burying the body of the convicted person in the ground and leaving the head outside. Then people will throw stones until the convict dies.

Guillotine Knife

In this death sentence, the convict is told to sleep on his stomach and his neck is placed between two wooden blocks, which in the middle there is a hole where the knife fell. At a height of 7 meters, the knife was dropped by the executioner, chopping off the neck of the convict instantly. the head of the convict who had broken up fell in a basket in front of him. The death sentence with a Guillotine knife was once felt by Queen Marie Antoniette of France. Execution by guillotine at that time became a public spectacle, but then the guillotine was put in prison because it was considered very cruel. The last convict who was sentenced to death with this tool was Hamida Djandoubi. He was executed in Marseille on September 10, 1977.


Garrote is the name of a device used to strangle people to death. It can also be used to break a person's neck. This tool was used in Spain until it was banned in 1978 with the abolition of the death penalty. It usually consisted of a chair where the prisoner was held while the executioner tightened the metal band around his neck until he died. Some versions of the garrote are metal bolts that are pressed deep into the spinal cord of the neck.