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Thailand To Broadcast Executions Over Net (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 12:14 PM
In an effort to reduce drug trafficking which carries the death penalty in Thailand, authorities have decided to broadcast the final moments and subsequent execution of death row prisoners.
Cameras have already been installed at Bangkwang maximum security prison near Bangkok where nearly 1,000 inmates are facing death.

The broadcasts are designed to deter people from breaking the law and reduce the number of drug dealers, who face the death penalty in Thailand.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Hardliners and ghoulish voyeurs may support this "kill the chicken to scare the monkey" tactic however I personally can't see the validity. With over 1000 prisoners on death row they run the risk of making the death penalty seem almost banal. Fear is rooted in the unknown and once the curtain is lifted the death penalty may lose some of its deterrent value.

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