Traveller beware

The following countries retain the death penalty as punishment:

Mauritania
Sudan
Iran
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
Chechnya

The following countries can impose prison terms - the maximum duration in years is listed:

Sierra Leone (life)
Tanzania (life)
Uganda (life)
Bangladesh (life)
Myanmar (life)
Pakistan (life)
Singapore (life)
Barbados (life)
Guyana (life)
India (life)
Trinidad and Tobago (25)
Malaysia (20)
Afghanistan (15)
Nigeria (14)
Gambia (14)
Kenya (14)
Malawi (14)
Zambia (14)
Cook Islands (14)
Kiribati (14)
New Guinea (14)
Solomon Islands (14)
Tuvalu (14)
Grenada (10)
Palestine (10)
Sri Lanka (10)
Jamaica (10)
St. Kitts (10)
St Mary's (10)
St. Vincent (10)
Bahrain (10)
Brunei (10)
Marshall Islands (10)
Niue (10)
Palau (10)
Tokelau (10)
Tonga (10)
Samoa (7)
Kuwait (7)
Botswana (7)
Senegal (5)
Libya (5)
Cameroon (5)
Qatar (5)
Algeria (3)
Benin (3)
Eritrea (3)
Ethiopia (3)
Guinea (3)
Mauritius (3)
Morocco (3)
Mozambique (3)
Somalia (3)
Togo (3)
Tunisia (3)
Zimbabwe (3)
Oman (3)
Syria (3)
Uzbekistan (3)
Turkmenistan (2)
South Korea (1)
Lebanon (1)

We are frequently told to respect other cultures and to beware of making out that one culture is superior to another. Those countries to which a concept such as the Human Rights Act is a joke deserve condemnation and deserve to be treated as pariahs

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