posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 12:06 PM
Ok, I am speechless on this one, I don't know if I should applaud this new Urban Assault Vehicle (remember the movie Stripes with Dan Akroid and John
or be outraged that a civilized country would even consider such an option for the ultimate crime. This is scary !
"Quote from Amnesty Int."
"Amnesty International said in a report in April that huge profits from the sale of prisoners' organs might be part of why China refuses to consider
doing away with the death penalty".
"Given the high commercial value of organs, it is doubtful the new regulations will have an effect," Allison says.
"By Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY"
China makes the ultimate punishment mobile
Cost: $37,500 to $75,000, depending on vehicle's size
Length: 20 to 26 feet
Top speed: 65 to 80 mph
Execution chamber: in the back, with blacked-out windows; seats beside the stretcher for a court doctor and guards; sterilizer for injection
equipment; wash basin
Observation area: in the middle, with a glass window separating it from execution area; can accommodate six people; official-in-charge oversees the
execution through monitors connected to the prisoner and gives instruction via walkie-talkie.
Production to date: at least 40 vehicles, made by Jinguan and two other companies in Jiangsu and Shandong provinces.
link to story with pics.