It’s so sad that capital punishment still exists at all, and more so in the corrupt form you describe. So much suffering. I can’t even begin to comprehend.
Characteristics of fascism:
3. […] The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment — Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.