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Iranian Barbarism Shocks World

The government of Norway expressed its shock at the execution of Mrs. Rahele Zamani in the notorious Evin prison of Tehran. She admitted killing her husband and claimed he had abused her for years which finally led to the murderous act. Mrs. Zamani has a three year-old son and a five year-old daughter who are now left without any parents. Norwegian State Secretary Raymond Johansen termed the execution a barbaric act and admitted his small nation could do little to halt the Iranian policy of turning a deaf ear to female abuse by spouses.

Mr. Johansen noted the difficulty in criticizing Iran when the world’s supposed great democracy, the United States is among the leaders in executing people for crimes. President Bush, when governor of Texas, said he never lost any sleep after turning down requests to void death penalties because anyone convicted in a Texas court of murder was undoubtedly guilty. Last year, George Bush’s beloved Texas accounted for about 40% of all people executed in the United States.

No Eye For Eye-Jut Shot In The Arm, Says China Leader

The Chinese government has announced a new direction in its handling of the death penalty-those deemed to be executed will now receive lethal injections rather than receiving a shot in the head. Jiang Xingchang, Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court, said, “It is considerably more humane and will eventually be used in all intermediate people’s courts.” He claims event those sentenced for execution prefer the shot to the shot in the head. Xingchang rejected any suggestion that China would join the world wide trend toward abolishing the death penalty because such action would undermine public security. He argues that Chinese people believe in an eye for an eye and would oppose ending the death penalty.

China leads the world in execution of those deemed to have committed a crime. Hopefully, as democracy takes hold in that nation, the idea of becoming part of the world community’s desire to end capital punishment.