Methods of Execution by Country

(Countries in italics are abolitionist de facto, underlined countries are abolitionist for ordinary crimes only.)

Afghanistan

firing squad, hanging, stoning

Albania

firing squad, hanging

Algeria

firing squad

Antigua and Barbuda

hanging

Armenia

firing squad

Bahamas

hanging

Bahrain

firing squad

Bangladesh

firing squad, hanging

Barbados

hanging

Belarus

firing squad

Belize

hanging

Benin

firing squad

Bermuda

hanging

Bolivia

firing squad

Bosnia-Herzegovina

firing squad

Botswana

hanging

Brunei Darussalam

hanging

Burkina Faso

firing squad

Burundi

firing squad, hanging

Cameroon

firing squad, hanging

Central African Republic

firing squad

Chad

firing squad

Chile

firing squad

China (People's Republic)

firing squad, lethal injection

Comoros

firing squad

Congo (Democratic Republic)

firing squad, hanging

Congo (Republic)

firing squad, beheading

Cote d'Ivoire

firing squad

Cuba

firing squad

Dominica

hanging

Djibouti

firing squad

Egypt

hanging, firing squad

El Salvador

firing squad

Equatorial Guinea

firing squad, hanging

Eritrea

Ethiopia

firing squad,

Gabon

firing squad

Ghana

firing squad

Grenada

hanging

Guatemala

lethal injection

Guinea

firing squad

Guyana

hanging

India

hanging

Indonesia

firing squad

Iran

firing squad, hanging, stoning

Iraq

firing squad, hanging

Israel

hanging

Jamaica

hanging

Japan

hanging

Jordan

firing squad, hanging

Kazakhstan

firing squad

Kenya

hanging

Korea (North/Democratic People's Republic)

firing squad, hanging

Korea (South/ Republic)

hanging

Kuwait

hanging, firing squad

Kyrgyzstan

firing squad

Laos

Latvia

firing squad

Lebanon

firing squad, hanging

Lesotho

hanging

Liberia

firing squad, hanging

Libya

firing squad, hanging

Madagascar

firing squad

Malawi

hanging

Malaysia

hanging

Mali

firing squad

Mauritania

firing squad

Mongolia

firing squad

Morocco

firing squad

Myanmar

hanging

Niger

firing squad

Nigeria

firing squad, hanging

Oman

Pakistan

hanging, stoning

Palestinian Authority

firing squad, hanging

Papua New Guinea

hanging

Philippines

lethal injection

Qatar

hanging, firing squad

Russian Federation

firing squad

Rwanda

firing squad

St. Christopher and Nevis

hanging

St. Lucia

hanging

St. Vincent and

The Grenadines

hanging

Saudi Arabia

beheading, stoning

Senegal

firing squad

Sierra Leone

firing squad, hanging

Singapore

hanging

Somalia

firing squad

Sri Lanka

hanging

Sudan

hanging, stoning, crucifixion, firing squad

Suriname

firing squad

Swaziland

hanging

Syria

hanging, firing squad

Taiwan (Republic of China)

firing squad, lethal injection

Tajikistan

firing squad

Tanzania

hanging

Thailand

firing squad

Togo

firing squad

Tonga

hanging

Trinidad and Tobago

hanging

Tunisia

hanging, firing squad

Turkey

hanging

Turkmenistan

firing squad

Uganda

firing squad, hanging

Ukraine

firing squad

United Arab Emirates

firing squad, stoning, beheading

United States of America

lethal injection, electrocution, lethal gas, hanging, firing squad

Uzbekistan

firing squad

Vietnam

firing squad

Western Samoa

Yemen

firing squad

Yugoslavia (Federal Republic)

firing squad

Zambia

hanging

Zimbabwe

hanging



Method of Executionpracticed in...
firing squad73 countries (sole method in 45 countries)
hanging58 countries (sole method in 33 countries)
stoning6 countries
lethal injection5 countries (sole method in 1 country)
beheading3 countries
electrocution1 country
lethal gas1 country