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 later commuted by Franz Josef II to fifteen years' imprisonment.

The last execution occurred in 1785, when a 41-year-old homeless woman from Altenstadt in Feldkirch was beheaded with an axe for burglary and theft.[2]

References

  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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