The death penalty is the legal execution of a person by the government as punishment for a crime. The US is the only Western country that still has the death penalty. China, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are the counties with the most executions.
President Donald Trump will soon lay out a plan that seeks the death penalty for drug traffickers, a White House official has announced. Earlier, an official hinted that petty dealers would receive less severe sentences.
More than half of Tory activists support the death penalty for serious crimes, a survey has found. The poll uncovered glaring differences between Tories and the supporters of other political parties on a series of hot issues.
A young British woman has escaped the death penalty, yet been sentenced to three years in jail for bringing 290 pills of Tramadol into Egypt. The painkiller is legal in the UK but a banned narcotic in the north African country.