Here is a list of 7 countries where sexual offences are punishable by death

Following are a list of countries and their laws regarding rape.

Recently, the National assembly of Pakistan passed a resolution for the public hanging of offenders convicted for sexually abusing and murdering children.

Different countries around the world have different laws on sexual assault. Following are a list of countries and their laws regarding rape.


Seven countries where sex offenders receive punitive punishments:

Iran: Hanged to death

In Iran, rapists are either publicly shot or hanged from cranes.

Saudi Arabia: Beheading within days

In Saudi Arabia, a sex offender is usually beheaded or he is publicly executed.

China: Death sentence or castration

The sentence for rape in China is death and in some cases, castration.

Netherlands: 4-15 years imprisonment 

In the Netherlands, sexual abuse and even sexual harassment fall into the category of rape, and the offender can be imprisoned for 4-15 years, depending on the severity of the crime.

Afghanistan: Shot in the head or hanged to death

Convicted rapists in Afghanistan are shot in the head within 4 days or hanged to death.

Egypt: Death by hanging

In Egypt, a sex offender is hanged in public places so that people are aware of the consequences of this heinous crime.

United Arab Emirates: Death penalty 

In the UAE, the punishment for rape is a death penalty, and executions are carried out through a firing squad, hanging, or stoning.

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  • Like most people, Americans tend to think that we are the most civil and humane society on the face of the earth and all others are either less civil or barbaric. Less civility is given to other developed countries or those allies who are in Europe – as far as barbaric status – it is due for Middle Eastern (somehow Pakistan but not India is included in Middle East) in specific and rest of the Asian and African in general.

    So when it comes to those who threaten our interest, mostly “barbaric”, we prescribe them the medicine which they “deserve”; not what we use for our own civil society or other “less civil” people.

    Same way, Pakistani, especially those who are city dwellers, college goers, car drivers, or other so called “high” social and financial status holders tend to think of themselves as most “civil” and “Enlighted” then those who are referred as “Paindos”, Tanga, Riksha, bus and train users, with no sense of fashion and no income to show off as “barbaric” or “savages”.

    Now when prescribing punishment to the “civil” ones, we would like to understand why he or she did what one did; was there any psychological imbalance in person’s behavior? Was there any traumatic abuse in one’s childhood which may have led this person to commit heinous crime? Or as we generally say, “his family is not like this; there must be some other reason why this happened”. We may even go as far as saying – this may just be a propaganda against the person or his family.

    Whereas when these “barbaric/paindos” do anything wrong, we know immediately, that they are like this and they deserve the harshest punishment.

    Somehow Quran also differentiate among people. He referred to them as “free” vs. “slave” folks. When it came to punishment, it prescribed less punishment – half in most cases – to those who were slaves and full and harshest to those who were free and literate.

    In order words, you may have fully grown adult body but if your mind is not fully grown; or if society/state has abandoned these people by not providing proper access to their basics needs including education then how in the world such people can be held responsible for the harshest treatment. Their abilities to differentiate between what may be considered right or wrong in “civil” society may not be much different from a child’s ability to understand and differentiate right and wrong.

    So just like we don’t torture kids for making wrong choices, we will have to come up with a better approach in handling such delicate matters. (Though, Pakistani society tend to follow corporal punishment as first resort but it’s proven not to be the right approach in coaching or guiding children or even adults.).

    Life in general is precious. As human, at least, we should cherish more of our own.

    Quran leaves room for repentance, forgiveness, mercy, compassion, and many other possible ways for a wrongdoer to return to the right path. Let’s not, as an executer of Quranic values, take away from those whom God has granted a lot more leniency than what we offer.

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