Current Methods of Execution

Name the methods of execution currently used in countries around the world today.
All answers are nouns.
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Last updated: July 19, 2020
First submittedFebruary 1, 2020
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Where used
Method of Execution
Some US states
gas
Some US states
electrocution
Some US states, China, Guatemala, Thailand, Vietnam
lethal injection
Some US states, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Belarus, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia, North Korea, Indonesia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Yemen
shooting
Where used
Method of Execution
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, Sudan, Iran
stoning
Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sudan, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, India, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, UAE, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Liberia, Chad
hanging
Saudi Arabia
beheading
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Level 72
Feb 1, 2020
I'm opposed to capital punishment by whatever means but stoning to death is absolutely barbaric. Those governments that allow it should hang their heads in shame. Thank you for publicising their evil.
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Level 59
Feb 2, 2020
It's kinda interesting how hanging is apparently the most well known method
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Level ∞
Feb 2, 2020
Gruesome. Are there any states that are still using the electric chair or gas chambers? I know that it is possible under the law, but are they actually doing it? The U.S. only had 22 executions in 2019...
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Level 81
Feb 2, 2020
OK, the US hasn't used gas in an execution since 1999, even though it is approved as a backup to lethal injection in several states, so I will change the wording above. Also, Oklahoma recently approved nitrogen asphyxiation as their primary method, but it hasn't been used yet.
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Level 36
Dec 27, 2020
The electric chair is similarly allowed as a backup method in (I believe) 8 states. It has only recently made a comeback in Tennessee over concerns about their lethal injection protocol potentially causing pain to those executed. The chair has been used 5 times in that state over the past few years.