Against Capital Punishment

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Against Capital Punishment
Capital punishment or the death penalty is the lawful infliction of death as a punishment for a crime. Capital punishment has been applied throughout history and since ancient times it has been used for a wide variety of felonies. In the western society today, it is mostly the punishment for certain types of homicides. In other countries, particularly the non- democratic ones, there is still a variety of crimes that are punishable by death including, but not limited to: “‘enmity against God’, arson, murder, robbery, drug-smuggling, treason, espionage, human trafficking, disseminating religious material, extramarital sexual acts, rape, homosexuality, sodomy, sorcery, terrorist offences, political opposition and...
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