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    March 03, 2005
     

    Connect China, Congo, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen

    These countries are now the only ones who only ones in the world that award the capital punishment to children under the age of 18. In a landmark judgement a couple of days ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment for those who were minors at the time of committing the crime was unconstitutional. The Economist opines that this judgement perhaps is an indicator that the US does in fact keep its options open depending on the way the world works. Very few countries still practice capital punishment, India being one among them.

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