Here are some of the most brutal types of executions carried out around the world. Surely, reading about them is enough for you to get goosebumps:


You would be surprised to know that in the world, Saudi Arabia is the only country where 'beheading' is practised as the deadly and horrifying method of execution. The process of beheading is carried out with a sword in full public view.


Stoning is the utmost form of torture being followed in countries like Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates among others for the execution of prisoners. In this brutal execution, a group of people mercilessly throw stones at the convict till the time he/she dies. Although the ancient form of capital punishment is generally meant for females.


Hanging is the mostly practised execution method around the globe. Many countries like  India, Bangladesh, Japan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Iran among others follow this method of execution for the prisoners charged with death sentence.  

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Firing squad

This is another brutal and merciless method of execution  being carried out in Indonesia, China, North Korea, Somalia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirate and  Yemen. The prisoner is shot by 12 armed executioners in the chest and if some how the former manages to live then he is shot by final bullet on his head by the commander.

Lethal Injection

Lethal injection is considered as one the least brutal and cruel form of executions exist in the world. In this method, the prisoner sentenced to death punishment is given a fatal dose of drugs like sodium pentothal, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride via injection. This method is primarily carried out in United States for execution.


Electrocution is the cruel method being practised in USA for executing the criminals of death sentence. The prisoner is first shaved and then strapped to a chair using belts. The prisoner is then blindfolded with his body being attached to electric wires. Soon after that he is given a jolt ranging from 500 and 2000 volts, which lasts for about 30 seconds. The process is repeated till the prisoner dies.


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