Shalom uvracha. I am putting together a shiur on the halachic analysis of whether a physician is permitted to participate in a government ordered (fair and appropriate secular court) capital punishment. I have been unable to find any contemporary teshuvot that discuss this, and was hoping you might be able to help.
In brief, gentiles are also commanded on a system of justice, and a gentile who violates one of the 7 Noachide commandments can be sentenced with capital punishment. (See details in Rambam Hil. Melachim 9:14)
Thus, a physician would be permitted to participate in such a court ordered capital punishment if there was a witness to the crime. According to some authorities, testimony of relatives and the criminal's own admission also suffice. (See Minchas Chinuch #26, #192 and sources in Frankel Rambam ibid.)
However, circumstantial evidence alone would not suffice.
Regardless, a Jewish physician may not participate in a government ordered execution of a member of his faith.
שלום. אני פרפלגית (משותקת עקב פגיעה בחוט השדרה) ובעלת קולוסטומי קבוע בגלל פגיעה במעיים. חלק מהתקני הקולוסטומי הם מדבקה ושקית הדבוקים תמיד על בטני ואם