Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Execution - 100 Lashes and a Hanging

Justice, and I use that word with considerable lattitude, seems to come quickly in Iran. At minimum I hope this guy was actually guilty as anytime I see the phrase "he confessed" the cynical side of me can't help but go on red-alert.

How a nation handles its most evil criminals stands to say a great deal about the country itself. Executing someone who is clearly guilty of such crimes, in this case raping and killing 16 young boys, certainly crosses into the realm where I tend to lean pro-death penalty, but the manner of execution in this case says almost as much about the country as it does about the criminal.


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