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Switzerland Sixth Country to Call for Worldwide Abolition of the Death Penalty

Launched at Switzerland's initiative on the 10th World Day against the Death Penalty, foreign minister Didier Burkhalter signed the appeal along with his counterparts from Germany, France, Liechtenstein, Austria and Italy.

"We intend to work together ... to ensure that the number of executions continues to decline, that judicial proceedings are made more transparent, and that further countries renounce the death penalty until this inhumane form of punishment has disappeared entirely," read the appeal, published in numerous European dailies.

Source: Times Live. Read full article. (link)

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  • Brian from Texas||

    Good luck trying to get that to go anywhere in this country. In fact, if a certain political candidate in Arkansas gets his way, we're going to expand the death penalty to include children who argue with their parents.

  • ant1sthenes||

    How about we make a deal? We stop killing people, and in exchange we get to send them to Switzerland to start a new life.