Sunday, November 05, 2006

EU: No to Death Penalty for Saddam!!

Heh. You knew this was coming as soon as the death penalty for Saddam was announced.
The European Union urged Iraq on Sunday not to carry out the death sentence passed on Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein after his conviction for crimes against humanity.

"The EU opposes capital punishment in all cases and under all circumstances, and it should not be carried out in this case either," Finland, current holder of the rotating EU presidency, said in a statement.

The statement offered no direct comment on the outcome of the trial but did say, however, that the EU had repeatedly condemned "the systematic, widespread and extremely grave violations of human rights and of international humanitarian law committed by the regime of Saddam Hussein".

You think they'll march in Europe to protest his sentence?

UPDATE: Chris Hitchens argues for against the death penalty for Saddam.

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