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Interim Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawir insists the country will soon reinstate the death penalty despite strong opposition from the European Union.
Iraq's interim government would first announce an amnesty deal to resistance fighters who had fought US-led occupation forces since last year's invasion but were now ready to lay down their arms, Yawir said.
This move would be followed "by a law on the death penalty," he told reporters in Baghd
Originally posted by TM62
Good one Lockheed! He is a Texan afterall. What gives anyone the right to kill anyone else? An unaswerable question I suppose. Don't believe in that one myself, only in cases of personal preservation I guess. What happened to do unto others as you would have them do to you. It is more like do it to them before they have a chance to do it to you.
Originally posted by shanti23
New democratic Iraq is off to a good start.
First no 'bad' news allowed, now the death penalty for drug offences.
I thought Iraq was already using the death penalty anyway - be in the wrong place at the wrong time and get bombed/shot.
The new Iraq and the old Iraq are more alike each day.
Iraqi Jailers abusing prisoners
"Many of these prisoners had bruises and cuts and belt or hose marks all over," Captain Southall said. "I witnessed prisoners who were barely able to walk."
The soldiers freed the prisoners, gave them water and administered first aid. US military police arrived and disarmed the Iraqi policemen, according to Captain Southall.
Colonel Hendrickson led some of the guardsmen into a nearby building and found a room containing "even more prisoners, all in the same sad shape as the prisoners found in the outer area", Captain Southall said. They also found "hoses, broken lamps and chemicals of some variety" that might have been used as torture devices.
Originally posted by FredT
The death penalty for drug offenses is going overboard IMHO, but not unpresidented in Islamic Countries.
Originally posted by AceOfBase
It doesn't just get used for the crimes you feel are deserving of it.
Some feel drug use/sales are deserving of the death penalty.
Some want to see it used for sex crimes and there are people who use it for adultery.