Capital punishment in Lebanon

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Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Lebanon, though it has not been used since 2004.

Capital crimes in Lebanon include murder; espionage; treason; terrorism; collaborating with Israeli forces and if the crime is especially heinous enough; rape; pedophilia; gang-robbery or gang-assault; arson against certain types of structures or sabotage of communications, transportation or industrial facilities causing death; aggravated assault; gang-assault involving torture; life-eligible crimes with recidivism; importing nuclear/toxic wastes; polluting rivers or waterways with harmful substances and some military offences (e.g. desertion)[1]. The methods prescribed by law are hanging and firing squad, although hanging has been the predominant method throughout Lebanese history. In the Lebanese Republic, the President has the sole authority to pardon an inmate and all execution orders must be ratified by him.[2][dubious ]


  1. ^ "The Death Penalty in Lebanon". Death Penalty Worldwide. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
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