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The Graphic Truth: The death penalty around the world

A recent high-profile capital punishment case — and the dramatic legal effort to stop the execution from going ahead — has reignited the debate about the death penalty in America. It was the ninth execution carried out in the US since July, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to bringing back executions for federal crimes after a nearly two-decade pause (which excludes individual US states where capital punishment is legal). Also this week, a man who killed nine people he found on Twitter was sentenced to death in Japan, a country that still executes convicts on death row despite being considered one of the world's most developed societies. But, do all countries that retain such laws still execute people in practice? We take a look at the status of capital punishment — and how it is, or is not, implemented — across the globe.

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