Monday, 19 November 2007
In most western countries death penalty has been abolished. This has been a political issue for a long time in many other countries, which have been members of the United Nations. There is a possibility that the capital punishment will be abolished before long.The UN adopted a resolution to adjourn the carrying out of death sentences.
Amnesty International says this is a historical and important move in the right direction.
In the cartoon a person says:"It's a rather delicate question " and he carries a board, saying "Death to death penalty". There are also people sorry to say farewell to the electric chair and the gallows.
Personally, I have always opposed capital punishment. Lots of innocent people have been executed in the past. A criminal might have acted under the influence of drugs and so committed a crime which he repents long afterwards. There are sometimes mentally disturbed persons, who obey the "voices"in their head for instance and kill someone. Should these people be executed?