Capital punishment laws by nation
Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty or execution, is a practice which is intended to kill a person as punishment for crimes they have committed. It is mostly carried out for the most egregious offenses such as murder and treason, though laws vary by country historically. Common methods include death by firing squad, lethal injection, stoning, and the electric chair. In the modern world, while capital punishment remains more commonplace and accepted than in other co-resonant realms, some national governments now view these practices as inhumane, and not entirely insignificant number of nations have gone so far as to severely limited the extent of the death penalty or outlawed it altogether.
Summary of legality by nation
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|Murder||Treason||Espionage||Rape||Child sexual abuse||Drug trafficking||Grand larceny||Petty crimes||Notes|
|Alrig||Illegal||589||While Alrig does not have the death penalty, Tegong agents venturing into Alrig to execute enemies of the Jingdaoese state are not hindered.|
|Arbor||legal||unknown||All death sentences are set by a judge. After the verdict, the case will be reviewed by an independent committee to detect any legal error. If this commission has not discovered any errors, the emir signs the death sentence. Until that time, the convicted person had the opportunity to ask the emir for pardon.|
|Calbion||Illegal in peacetime||21||Calbion has the option of the death penalty during times of war. The original legal system of Calbion did not provide for the death penalty, but the war provision was included during the Calbain Independence War, when Jingdaoese envoy de Saks, as well as several Tegong members were sentenced to death by a civil court. Of the 21 executed under Calbain law, 20 were as a result of the independence war, and the other was a Natopian spy who was executed for espionage after the Penguin Island campaign.|
|Caradia||Legal||23,815||In Caradia, the death penalty is lawful to give for any crime, though it is rarely done so. Most judicial punishments involve being sent for forced labour in Caradian iron and coal mines, and death is seen as an inefficient allocation of labour. Some criminals, however, are considered too dangerous to continue living in Caradian society, and these individuals are usually executed.|
|Cira||Legal||93||The confederacy does not execute individuals unless they have been convicted of the highest crimes in the nation, namely high treason (murder of the Speaker or Suzerain) or human trafficking. The confederacy has only exercised its right to execute an individual when a human trafficking ring was busted in 1638, all of the members of which were executed afterwards. The confederacy also allows prisoners sentenced to life in prison the option of execution.|
|Constancia||Legal||Estimates vary||In the Imperial State of Constancia, justice is swift and sure, whether officially or unofficially.|
|Elwynn||Technically Illegal||n/a||State permits voluntary euthanasia where the burden of living with the guilt of one's own actions would constitute a form of prolonged suffering for the offender, making the granting of euthanasia requests obligatory upon the government in view of its duty of care towards the incarcerated.|
|Graecia||Legal||unknown/classified||Execution is a very common punishment in the People's Republic of Graecia. The People's Court is, normally, the only authority that can request the execution of an individual; however, the Premier may also suggest executions, which could be completed without any imput from the court.
In most of the cases where there should be an execution, the criminal is executed in the first violation. Two exeptions are theese: rapers are convicted to execution if they have raped more than 2 times (otherwise, they are sent to forced labour for an amount of time); Drug traffickers are not executed if they are not high in a gang hierarchy, they were forced to trade drugs, and they did not trade much of them. It is also noteworthy that capital punishment is prohibted for grand lacerny or petty crimes (unless theese two involved any action that alone would need an execution centence).
|Gran Verionia||Legal||7||Gran Verionia officially has the death penalty for "crimes against humanity" and "crimes against the nation". As of 1683, a total of 7 people have been executed, all in Los Liberados. Since the Union of 1682, two people have been sentenced to death and are awaiting execution on death row.|
|Imperial Trade Union||Legal||Classified||The death penalty in the Bassarids is employed almost exclusively in the case of public officials who found guilty of crimes which may subvert or de-stabilize the state, undermine the nation's markets, or deprive citizens of their right to benefit equitably from trade.|
|Jingdao||Legal||3,251,329||All breaches of codified law or the Will of the Heavenly Light are punishable with the death penalty. It is performed when a criminal is considered to be more trouble alive than dead, regardless of the gravity of his crime. Mentally disabled people are only executed when they are found to be guilty of especially grave crimes such as murder or rape and are exempt from being punished for insulting the Heavenly Light which is usually only a capital offense.|
|Kalgachia||Legal||classified||Kalgachi legal proceedings are based more on precedent, official discretion and parochial variation than on adherence to rigid codes, thus the conditions for a death sentence vary widely by case and jurisdiction. Criminal proceedings for a given offence traditionally serve as a pretext for a wider assessment of the offender's character and societal harm; first-time offenders with good references are therefore shown leniency whilst persistent recidivists can (and do) receive the death penalty for the smallest of infractions if it completes a picture of their unreformable character.|
|Krasnocoria||Legal||3,453 (2019)||The death penalty is practiced regularly in Krasnocoria, and is given for a variety of crimes. Public support for the death penalty has consistently hovered between 70 and 90 percent for the past several decades.|
|Natopia||Legal||2||*||Only regicide is currently punishable by death. There have been two executions carried out in Natopia's history, both for treason, using the cheeto-tot public execution method.|
|Palesmenia||Legal||9,051||In Palesmenia, capital punishment is a regularly practiced upon so called "Cádkúyd" crimes. For offensives such as attempted murder, the individual is deported to the green.|
|Ralgon||Legal||Undisclosed||Petty crimes are not punishable by death. However, if an individual is particular ill-behaved, they are drafted into the army and consistently placed at the front until either a full tour has passed or (more likely) they have given their life in the country and thus redeemed their honor. Executions also happen when a duly convicted criminal is considered to be more trouble alive than dead, or deemed entirely belligerent on the subject of performing either military service or hard labor in service to the community to compensate for their crimes.
Mentally disabled people are only executed when they are found to be guilty of especially grave crimes such as murder or rape. When such situations arise, executions are done in private and with the most humane methods available. In all other situations where labor and transport to the front lines are not either possible or acceptable, every execution is performed ad gladium at the soonest possible time.
|Sanama||Illegal||N/A||Capital punishment again banned in the constitution of the Second Republic.|
|Senya||Legal||6||Possible||Possible||Possible||Possible||Possible||Possible||Whilst Senyan law has provisions for the death penalty, it is rarely used. No crime is directly punishable by the death penalty, though serious crimes (such as terrorism, murder, rape, child sexual abuse and crimes against the society) can warrant the death penalty under the following conditions;
Interestingly, Senya does not have life imprisonment, the maximum sentence is 21 years. Before a prisoner can be executed, there can be no serious doubts that the prisoner is actually not guilty.
|Shireroth||Legal||Unknown||In Shirerithian law, any crime can be punished by the death penalty if a court finds it the most suitable option based on precedence. In practice, the death penalty is only used when all other methods (such as house arrest, incarceration, reeducation, indentured servitude, voluntary organ donation, voluntary euthanasia) have failed or are unavailable. Most persons who are subjected to the death penalty are indentured servants who have committed violent crimes where the death penalty is considered a proportional response by the court.|
|Hexarchy||Illegal||None||Execution for any crime by the hand of one's own kind (or any other sentient being) is patently and categorically illegal in The Hexarchy. Prisoners deserving of death are instead usually sentenced to life on the prison farms south of Elam's largest settlements, so that the condemned may pay their debt to society.
Those deemed too dangerous to be kept alive for long are sent into the most hostile portions of Ereshkigal Forest and monitored until their inevitable death at the hands of either the native fauna or imported creatures such as the imported valleytigers from Jingdao.
|The Unified Governorates followed, for the most part, a modified version of inherited Shirerithian criminal law. The most notable difference is however is that emancipation has removed most categories of subject persons upon whom the previous judicial order might have liberally bestowed the supreme sanction. In practice, while the death penalty is still given, for the majority of convictions where the black cap is donned the sentence is usually commuted to one of a mandated period of indentured servitude with the Biological Remediation Service, combating the legacy of Deep Singers biomancy, such as the dreaded Tyrannocricetus aliger. Those who survive a five year tour with the BRS can usually be expected to live out the remainder of their lives in the comparative comfort of a reformatory run by the Reeducation & Rehabilitation. This comparative leniency, as will be noted, does not apply to so-called political crimes such as treason, espionage, sedition, or the propagation of forbidden doctrines.|
|United Isles||Legal||N/A||*||*||*||*||All three nations use the death penalty for murder, treason and espionage, although it is not mandatory. The Iridian Isles can also apply the death penalty for rape, child abuse and drug trafficking, especially if committed by outsiders. They also regularly execute missionaries and other outside intruders. No nation applies the death penalty for other crimes.|
Methods of capital punishment by nation
For those nations in which capital punishment is legal, a variety of methods are practiced. The following is a summary table of the practices which those nations use.
|Nation||Lethal injection||Gas inhalation or asphyxiation||Firing squad||Electric chair||Hanging||Stoning||Beheading||Other||Notes|
|Arbor||The execution method is determined by the judgment. Espionage is punished with execution by a firing squad.|
|Caradia||Execution methods vary in Caradia, though the most common method is drowning at sea. Criminals who are especially hated by the public are sometimes stood on a platform in a city and allowed to be stoned by the civilians of the city. Beheadings and hangings are only used when the judge wishes to make an example of the criminal, since when either of these options are chosen, the criminals body or head is displayed wherever it is most effective, usually at penal mines, in order to remind the prisoners that it could be worse. Other methods of execution are deemed too expensive to use.|
|Cira||Prisoners sentenced to death in the confederacy are allowed to choose an execution method, subject to the approval of the prison warden, though some execution methods deemed too cruel, such as stoning, are not allowed as an option. Lethal injection is the default execution method if the prisoner declines to make a request.|
|Constancia||Usually dependent on the whim of the Court, or the prevailing public mood. The Leap of Faith, where tied and gagged prisoners are pushed off a helicopter or airplane, is also proving popular.|
|Graecia||The most common form of execution is putting the criminal to do tedious work without food or water, untill his body has no power and he dies. One more common killing method (abeilt used less often) is cutting certain parts of the criminal's body untill he dies of bleeding. Traitors or enemy spies, if convicted, are shooted immedietly on scene (even if they are in crowded places or places with children).|
|Gran Verionia||The designated execution method in Gran Verionia is beheading, using the guillotine. Beheading is regarded as the fastest and most secure method of execution. Offenders who are sentenced for crimes against the nation may opt for a final appeal to a military tribunal, in which case executions are conducted by a firing squad.|
|Imperial Trade Union||Bassarid judges are permitted to authorize a range of styles of execution on the basis of their own discretion, with limited restrictions.|
|Jingdao||Executioners in Jingdao are fully licensed medical professionals who are valued for their creativity. While all normal methods are used, executioners who consistently stick with them are seen as underachievers. Executions usually take place within hours after the sentence, if not directly afterwards.|
|Kalgachia||Ketherist teachings hold that the celestial forces of evil obtain equal power from all human suffering (the nectar of the archons) whether it be of their agents or adversaries. To deny them this sustenance, execution methods are required to be swift and efficient; long-drop hanging is preferred although firearms are used in more summary proceedings.|
|Krasnocoria||Inmates on death row usually have the right to choose from a selection of execution procedures. Executions are usually carried out within 48 hours of sentencing.|
|Natopia||The cheeto-tot execution method slowly drops snack foods onto the convict until crushed or suffocated.|
|Palesmenia||Execution method selected based on severity of offense. Gas executions use a special nerve gas, known as Zúkér 31, developed during The Lákarpa War to flush out enemy positions. A surplus of this gas after the war has caused it's implementation in capital punishment.|
|Ralgon||If a condemned criminal is deemed unworthy of a soldier's death at the front lines, or is deemed too dangerous to serve a life sentence elsewhere, the condemned is always executed ad gladium in the next games. The cause of death almost always varies; sometimes, death is by combat with another person, and at others the cause is something more sinister planned by the gladiatorial game makers. In very rare cases, a condemned person may regain their honor (and thus their freedom) in the arena... if they last long enough.|
|Sanama||When the military junta took power they suspended the federal constitution and laws, bringing Sanama back to the laws that applied before independence. While there was no ban against other forms of execution in Shirerithian law, as a matter of expediency, executions in Sanama were carried out by firing squad. Under the Second Republic, capital punishment is once again banned.|
|Senya||Firing squad of five police firearms specialists.|
|Shireroth||There is no regulation as to the method, it is based on the court or legal authority in charge of sentencing. For example, Kaiseress Noor sentenced her son Adam to death by burning (for murdering two of his brothers) (though this particular sentence was not executed). Kaiseress Isa IV Cassandrae sentenced Aasmund Vigeland to death by shot to the head (for recalcitrant communism).|
|Unified Governorates||In the majority of cases, while the death penalty remains on the statutes for a wide variety of offences - courtesy of the inheritance of Imperial Law, convictions that would otherwise have merited the ultimate sentence are instead commuted to a prolonged tour of duty with the Biological Remediation Service, although this may be said to constitute little more than an outsourcing of the execution to Benacia's own gene-spliced apex predator. Executions, when they do occur, are mostly for political offences such as treason, espionage, sedition, or the propagation of forbidden doctrines, to name the foremost examples, or in cases of mutiny or desertion amongst the Black Legions. Whilst serving personnel of the legions and their auxiliary forces may request a dignified death in the form of a firing squad drawn from amongst their peers, for the average condemned criminal whose death has been sanctioned by the Command Executive the method proscribed is altogether more demeaning. The condemned is obliged to fast for three days prior to the appointed date, upon which he is taken from his cell and strapped to a gurney, after which he is removed to an operating theatre in the prison medical facility and placed under heavy sedation. It is at this point that death is typically caused by exsanguination, so as to facilitate organ and tissue harvesting for the medical services, although this methodology may vary if the condemned has been reserved for an anatomist's class.|
|United Isles||Method depending on nation. Naudia'Diva uses firing squad for all executions, while Florencia uses hanging. The Iridian Isles uses a variety of execution methods: swimming (the condemned is forced to swim out into a shiver of sharks), roasting (exactly what it sounds like), beheading (pretty descriptive), and exposure (the condemned is tied up in a suitable location and left to the elements and creatures of the island).|