Execution By Shooting - Asia

Asia

  • In the People's Republic of China, shooting as a method of execution takes two typical formats, either an assault rifle shot in the back of the head or in the neck or a shot by an automatic rifle in the back from behind.
  • In India, during the Mughal rule, soldiers who committed crimes were executed by being strapped to a cannon which was then fired. This method, invented by the Mughals, was continued by the British who used it to execute native deserters and mutineers, especially after the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
  • In Indonesia, capital punishment is administered by a firing squad which aims for the heart. The number of blanks and live bullets is not known and is random.
  • In Mongolia, the method of execution today, inherited from Soviet legislation, remains a bullet to the neck (See Capital punishment in Mongolia) from a .38 revolver
  • In Taiwan, the customary method is a single shot aimed at the heart (or at the brain stem, if the prisoner consents to organ donation). Prior to the execution, the prisoner is injected with strong anaesthetic to leave them completely senseless. (See Capital punishment in Taiwan)
  • In Thailand from 1934 until 19 October 2001, a single executioner would shoot the convict in the back from a mounted machine gun.
  • In North Korea, executions are carried out by firing squad in public, making North Korea one of the last four countries to perform public executions.

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