Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Wishful thinking, but I hope they're right

EUROPE'S top human rights body, the Council of Europe, said today the death penalty in the US was "on its deathbed" after two key rulings by US courts.

"The United States of America is on its way to join the rest of the civilised world where this inhuman and barbaric punishment has already been rejected.


"These decisions... mark the definitive beginning of the end... I have no doubt that this trend is welcomed by a lot of Americans who, given a proper choice, prefer just security to cruel revenge," Mr Davis said.

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