Wrongful execution refers to the judiciary inadvertently ordering execution of an innocent person. In other words, if an innocent individual is legally executed for a crime he/she didn’t commit, which is found out only post execution, it’s called wrongful execution. This is one of the primary reasons why death or capital punishment has been opposed by several groups and individuals across the world and banned in some nations too. Though lawful execution isn’t quashed in all countries, courts have grown more aware of wrongful execution possibilities.

People opposing capital punishment believe there’s always the possibility of the now-guilty proven innocent at a later point in time. More advanced or scientific evidences such as DNA studies may arise, or perhaps the original evidence could have been forged. In fact, there’s always a hint of risk attached to executing a human. No country or court of law can be certain the convicted is hundred percent guilty.