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90% Of World's Countries, 82% Of US States Did Not Execute Prisoners In 2012
by Abolitionist
Friday Jan 25th, 2013 2:16 PM
Only 20 countries and only 9 US states commited government murder of prisoners in 2012.
The death penalty they say is dying. Only 20 countries of over 200 carried out executions in 2012. These are China, the US, Afghanistan, Botswana, Gambia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Belarus, Taiwan, India (1 execution.) While Israel has not had court ordered executions, its assassinations and war executions are well known. Only 18% of US states
were involved in government murder last year. No European Union country executes. Only 10% of the world's countries execute.

Governors Bush and Perry have executed more prisoners than
many countries combined. They have executed citizens of Germany, Canada and Mexico denied the right to contact their consuls.

While Virginia leads the nation in executions, it did not murder prisoners last year, nor did Georgia. It is generally Republican governors involved, although the Democratic president conducts drone assassinations.

While we began to elect senators in the early 20th century,
we still do not elect federal judges or the Supreme Court. It is the 5 ostensibly prolife judges, Republican males, on the unelected court who keep government murder going in the US. It had previously been abolished.

On June 29, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty was unconstitutional. It violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. This decision halted all executions in the United States for four years.

Depending upon your source, there are between 193 and 250 countries in the world


http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/execution-list-2012

http://amnesty.org

http://prejean.org

http://innocenceproject.org

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/10/the-seven-countries-where-the-state-can-execute-you-for-being-atheist/

7 Muslim countries in which atheists can be executed

America is 1st among Western countries in killing its citizens.

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/03/america-ranks-1st-among-western-nations.html

Judge Stevens regrets vote supporting execution.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/retired-supreme-court-justice-regrets-1976-vote-upholding-death-penalty

Year govt murder abolished Country Number per year Running total
1863 Venezuela 1 1
1865 San Marino 1 2
1877 Costa Rica 1 3
1903 Panama 1 4
1906 Ecuador 1 5
1907 Uruguay 1 6
1910 Colombia 1 7
1944 Iceland 1 8
1949 Germany (FR) 1 9
1956 Honduras 1 10
1962 Monaco 1 11
1966 Dominican Republic 1 12
1968 Austria 1 13
1969 Vatican City 1 14
1972 Finland 1 15
1973 Sweden 1 16
1976 Canada Portugal 2 18
1978 Denmark Solomon Islands Tuvalu 3 21
1979 Kiribati Luxembourg Nicaragua Norway 4 25
1980 Vanuatu 1 26
1981 Cape Verde France 2 28
1985 Australia 1 29
1986 Marshall Islands Federated States of Micronesia 2 31
1987 Haiti Liechtenstein 2 33
1989 Cambodia New Zealand[176] 2 35
1990 Andorra Czech Republic Hungary Ireland Mozambique

Namibia Romania São Tomé and Príncipe
8 43
1991 Croatia Macedonia Slovenia 3 46
1992 Angola Paraguay Switzerland 3 49
1993 Guinea-Bissau Slovakia Seychelles 3 52
1994 Italy Palau 2 54
1995 Djibouti Mauritius South Africa Spain 4 58
1996 Belgium 1 59
1997 Nepal Poland 2 61
1998 Armenia Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Estonia
Lithuania United Kingdom 7 68
1999 Turkmenistan 1 69
2000 Côte d'Ivoire Malta Ukraine 3 72
2001 Greece 1 73
2002 Cyprus Serbia Timor-Leste 3 76
2004 Bhutan Samoa Senegal Turkey 4 80
2005 Mexico Moldova 2 82
2006 Georgia Montenegro Philippines 3 85
2007 Albania Kyrgyzstan Rwanda 3 88
2008 Uzbekistan 1 89
2009 Argentina Burundi Togo Bolivia Russia 5 94
2010 Netherlands Gabon 2 96
2012 Latvia Benin Mongolia Madagascar