Capital punishment in Syria

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Capital punishment is legal in Syria.[1] Syria continues to perform public executions, and is one of the last five countries to do so, the others being Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and North Korea. The sole method of execution under Syrian law is hanging.[citation needed] Current laws allow the death penalty for treason, murder, political acts such as bearing arms against Syria in the ranks of the enemy, desertion of the armed forces to the enemy and acts of incitement under martial law or in wartime, violent robbery, rape, membership of the Muslim Brotherhood, and drug trafficking.


  1. ^ Rogers, Simon (April 12, 2013). "Death penalty statistics, country by country". The Guardian.