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    Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008

    Almost 2,400 people worldwide were executed last year, but most countries moved a step closer toward abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

    China carried out more executions than the rest of the world combined, with 1,718 people put to death, the human-rights group said.

    With China, four other nations -- Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United States -- accounted for 93 percent of the 2,390 executions, according to the group's report "Death Sentences and Executions in 2008."

    Saudi Arabia put to death 102 people. It often publicly beheaded the condemned, and sometimes followed that by crucifying them.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/03/24/...ort/index.html

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    Re: Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008

    How a country chooses to punish their criminals is none of our business and how we choose to punish criminals is no one else business. This whole "oh look China or Saudi Arabia executes criminals we must be like them" is idiotic. Thats like going oh look a homosexual pedophile then that must mean all catholic priest or all homosexuals are pedophiles. I am sure China's and Saudia Arabia's reasons for executing criminals is alot different than ours. This whole lets end the death penalty is nothing more than rat scumbag sympathizing garbage spewed by morons who have as much sympathy for the victims of criminals as the criminals do.

    BTW your link is showing "page not found".
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    Re: Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008

    Gee... If I didn't know better, I'd think this was a rather sad attempt to equate the state of human rights in the US to that in China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran -- because, after all, if we have the death penalty, and they have the death penalty, we must be as bad as they are.


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    Maybe our nation and China are correct in our respective philosophies.
    We must remember that some Islamic nations are backward....compared to us or the more advanced Euro countries..Also, we were that same way, not so long ago.
    What does anger me is those who have compassion for the villain, but none for the victim...
    What is wrong with them, anyway ????

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    Re: Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Maybe our nation and China are correct in our respective philosophies.
    We must remember that some Islamic nations are backward....compared to us or the more advanced Euro countries..Also, we were that same way, not so long ago.
    What does anger me is those who have compassion for the villain, but none for the victim...
    What is wrong with them, anyway ????
    It dont think it is compassion for the villain. It is an acceptance that our (yours and ours in Europe and everywhere) legal systems are far far from perfect and the death penalty is the ultimate sentence that there is no way on going back on.

    Only the other week a man in the UK was released from prison after serving decades for a crime he did not commit. If he had been in the US or China he could have been dead by now.
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    Re: Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    BTW your link is showing "page not found".
    Here is the working link.
    Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008 - CNN.com

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    Re: Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by theTANTALIZER View Post
    Almost 2,400 people worldwide were executed last year, but most countries moved a step closer toward abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

    China carried out more executions than the rest of the world combined, with 1,718 people put to death, the human-rights group said.

    With China, four other nations -- Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United States -- accounted for 93 percent of the 2,390 executions, according to the group's report "Death Sentences and Executions in 2008."

    Saudi Arabia put to death 102 people. It often publicly beheaded the condemned, and sometimes followed that by crucifying them.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/03/24/...ort/index.html
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    Re: Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Where in Texas is China?
    Next to Paris?
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    Re: Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008

    Nancy Pelosi really let China have it about human rights in a recent interview. I think it was with Charlie Rose. She also gave a house floor speech about China.

    She said that Tibet is the greatest sin of this world concerning human rights and talked about how awful the Chines government is. She sounded ready to invade. She praised the US for being the leader for human rights.

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    Re: Amnesty: Almost 2,400 executed in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Where in Texas is China?
    A sleepy little town, down 'round San Antoine, China Grove.

    You can even hear the music at night. Though it's a part of the Lone Star state, people don't seem to care, they just keep on looking to the east.
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