Capital punishment in Liechtenstein

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Capital punishment has been completely abolished in Liechtenstein. It was abolished for murder in 1987 and for treason in 1989.[1] The last death sentence was pronounced in 1977 when a 42-year-old man was sentenced to be hanged for the 1976 murders of his wife and two children. The sentence was commuted by Franz Josef II to fifteen years' imprisonment. The last execution occurred in the year 1784, when a 41-year-old homeless woman from Altenstadt in Feldkirch was beheaded with an axe for burglary.[2]


  1. ^ "Today in Capital Punishment History". NCAPD. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Todesstrafe: Gar nicht so lange her". Saiten. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2017-08-20. 

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