Crime > Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Life imprisonment.

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Afghanistan Yes
Albania Yes, only for men above age 18
Argentina No
Armenia Yes, but only for men
Australia Yes
Austria Yes
Azerbaijan Yes
Belarus Yes
Belgium Yes
Belize Yes
Bolivia No (Except in wartime)
Bosnia and Herzegovina No
Brazil No (except in wartime)
Bulgaria Yes
Canada Yes
Cape Verde No
Chile Yes
China Yes
Colombia No
Costa Rica No
Croatia No
Cuba Yes
Cyprus Yes
Czech Republic Yes
Denmark Yes
Dominican Republic No
Ecuador No
Egypt Yes
El Salvador No (Except in wartime)
Estonia Yes
Finland Yes
France Yes
Germany Yes
Greece Yes
Holy See (Vatican City) No
Honduras No
Hong Kong Yes
Hungary Yes
Iceland Yes
India Yes
Indonesia Yes
Iraq Yes
Ireland Yes
Israel Yes
Italy Yes
Jamaica Yes
Japan Yes
Jordan Yes
Kazakhstan Yes
Kiribati Yes
Kosovo No
Kyrgyzstan Yes
Laos Yes
Latvia Yes
Lebanon Yes
Lithuania Yes
Macau No
Malaysia Yes
Mexico No (exception of Chihuahua)
Morocco Yes
Nepal Yes
Netherlands Yes
New Zealand Yes
Nicaragua No
Nigeria Yes
North Korea Yes
Norway No
Pakistan Yes
Panama No
Paraguay No
Peru Yes
Poland Yes
Portugal No
Republic of Macedonia Yes
Republic of the Congo No
Romania Yes
Russia Yes, but only for men between 18 and 65 years.
Saudi Arabia Yes
Serbia No
Singapore Yes
Slovakia Yes
Slovenia Yes
Somalia Yes
South Africa Yes
South Korea Yes
Spain No
Sweden Yes
Switzerland Yes
Syria Yes
Tajikistan Yes
Tunisia Yes
Turkey Yes
Turkmenistan Yes
Ukraine Yes
United States Yes
Uruguay No
Uzbekistan Yes, only for men aged between 18 and 60 years
Venezuela No
Vietnam Yes


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