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Saddam Hussein, alle sue spalle i co-imputati
Saddam Hussein's lawyers contest the legitimacy of the court
HOC. “DEATH PENALTY FOR SADDAM WOULD BE A RETURN TO THE PAST”

October 19, 2005: “Sentencing to death Saddam Hussein would not be the best way of presenting the new Iraq as it would not offer a solution to the past,” declared Sergio D’Elia, Secretary of Hands Off Cain, commenting on the beginning of proceedings against the former Iraqi dictator.
In this first trial, Saddam, together with seven other members of the former regime, are charged with the 1982 massacre of 143 Shiites in the town of Dujail following a failed attempt to kill the former dictator.
“Saddam is responsible for thousands if not tens of thousands of executions, not all of which were summary,” continued D’Elia.
“Condemning him to death would betray the reasons for which it was deemed necessary to intervene in the country and free it from its dictator.  A death penalty for Saddam Hussein would be extremely negative especially for the European states engaged within the coalition which are all abolitionist and would become “collaborators” in a trial ending with an “exemplary” conviction of death. It would be a betrayal of the statutes, the treaties and the principles which not only inspired the Constitutional charters of single European states but also the European Constitution which gives a clear ‘No” to the death penalty”.  
As to the possibility that the trial will become an act of revenge for the victors, D’Elia stated: “The options were two: either an internal trial, which was the choice taken; or an international trial, which should have taken place with the creation of an ad hoc court which guaranteed the respect of international standards for an impartial trial. This is what should have been done. And it should have been requested by the countries engaged in Iraq and adopted by the  international community, via the UN.
But this was not the case. The states engaged in Iraq should have made themselves guarantors of international standards for a fair trial, avoiding that the trial becomes an internal bringing to the books.
I remember when a year ago Kofi Annan refused to appoint technical staff and UN institutions for the training of legal personnel, magistrates and experts in Iraqi law because, as the UN General Secretary explained, the death penalty was an option in the Iraqi ordinance.
It was a courageous stance which abolitionist Europe should have adopted and vigorously sustained. It instead preferred to remain silent. As far as we are concerned our “Hands Off Cain” is also for Saddam. What we are defending is not his impunity but his safety”. (Sources: L'Unità, 19/10/2005)

INDIA. PAKISTANI SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR INDIA FORT ATTACK
BANGLADESH. 6 MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF CO-VILLAGER
SAUDI ARABIA. 14-YEAR-OLD BOY FACES EXECUTION
BANGLADESH. MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF WIFE
MISSOURI, USA. MARLIN GRAY PUT TO DEATH
AUSTRALIA. POLICE DEFEND TIP-OFF THAT LEFT 'BALI NINE' FACING EXECUTION
GHANA. A-G WANTS DEATH PENALTY ABOLISHED
RUSSIA. LIFE IMPRISONMENT MAY BE WORSE THAN DEATH - CHURCH OFFICIAL
OHIO, USA. OHIO EXECUTES WILLIAMS, CONVICTED OF KILLING DRUG DEALING RIVALS
AUSTRALIA. CANBERRA STEPS UP LAST-MINUTE APPEALS TO SINGAPORE OVER NATIONAL ON DEATH ROW
CALIFORNIA. EXECUTION ORDERED FOR CRIPS COFOUNDER
AUSTRALIA. NO HOPE FOR AUSTRALIAN FACING EXECUTION IN SINGAPORE: PM
IRAQ. FOURTEEN CONDEMNED INMATES ON DEATH ROW, PRIME MINISTER
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. DEATH SENTENCE IS COMMUTED
SRI LANKA. MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 4.6 GRAMS OF HEROIN
TEXAS, USA. LUIS RAMIREZ EXECUTED FOR 1998 MURDER PLOT
INDIA. KALAM'S MOVE BOOSTS CAMPAIGN AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
UNITED STATES. US DEATH PENALTY 'WOEFULLY SHORT OF JUSTICE', DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER
BANGLADESH. COUNTRY CRITICISED FOR "CHILD" DEATH SENTENCE
NEW YORK. PRESENTATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY WORLDWIDE 2005 REPORT
THAILAND. ITALIAN COULD FACE ON DRUG CHARGES
TENNESSEE, USA. SUPREME COURT REJECTS CLAIM ON LETHAL SHOT
UNITED STATES. BUSH URGES LIBYA TO FREE CONDEMNED BULGARIAN NURSES
LIBYA. TRIPOLI REJECTS US DEMAND TO FREE BULGARIAN NURSES
IRAN. WOMAN SENTENCED TO EXECUTION
IRAN. WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY STONING
JAPAN. TRIO CONVICTED OF MURDERING FOUR SENT TO GALLOWS
KYRGYZSTAN. PRESIDENT CALLS FOR ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
CHINA. 8 GUN SMUGGLERS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN QINGHAI
EUROPEAN UNION. EU SAYS IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD DETERIORATING

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