capital punishment

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Capital punishment is legal in 36 states of the US and is used for certain crimes, usually homicides

capital punishment

Sentencing a criminal to death and carrying out the sentence via a legal method such as hanging, electrocution, or lethal injection.

Patient care

Whether or not to participate in capital punishment raises challenging ethical concerns for health care professionals. The decision may need to be individually considered in the context of personal, religious, or institutional philosophies. Guidance can be gained by consulting professional position statements on roles and responsibilities, such as those promulgated by the American Nurses Association and the International Council of Nurses; various Church organizations; and State Boards that govern health care; among others.

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Yet notwithstanding this, the correlation between the use of judicial execution and the political and civil freedom of a country is unmistakable.
The committee said that the probe would help disclose the facts and that the Rangers personnel were abetting the plain-clothed officials in extra judicial execution of the MQM workers.
MANILA, March 25 Kyodo A Philippine court on Thursday scheduled for May 28 the country's second judicial execution since the death penalty was brought back in 1994.
The court was passing directions in a PIL filed in 2012 by the Extra Judicial Executions Victims' Families Association seeking a " probe into 1,528 fake encounter killings in Manipur in the last two decades" by armed forces and Manipur Police.
I READ with interest the letter written by Mr Jack Fletcher in the edition of September 16, dealing with judicial executions of British soldiers during the First World War.
The last known judicial executions in Libya were carried out by the Gaddafi regime in 2010, when at least 18 death sentences were implemented.
AI said that at least 676 judicial executions are known to have been carried out around the world in 2011, excluding China--where there are reportedly thousands every year--up from 527 a year earlier.
11) The name given by the government and the army to this type of extra- judicial executions.
China is responsible for more judicial executions than the rest of the world put together, including Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Alleged extra judicial executions, arbitrary arrests and numerous reports of torture have also taken place, it says in the report.

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