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FRANCE. INMATES REQUEST DEATH OVER LIFE

January 25, 2006: ten inmates in France’s Clairvaux prison, one of the harshest prisons in the country, asked for “the reintroduction of the death penalty” for themselves in a letter sent to the France Presse. 
“We can’t live anymore without any realistic chance of freedom,” they stated.
“We prefer to put an end to this once and for all rather than to slowly die without any hope in the future after more than twenty years of absolute misery”.
All ten were serving life sentences and had been in prison from 6 to 28 years. The probability of freedom for a person serving a life sentence is almost non existent, even after 20 years.
“Stop to this hypocrisy,” they write, against “the republic of liberty of 2006 which calmly tortures and annihilates us under the pretence of the law in the name of the French people”. (Sources: L’Opinione, 25/01/2006)

FLORIDA, USA. SUPREME COURT HALTS SECOND FLORIDA EXECUTION
SAUDI ARABIA. HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH URGES SAUDI ARABIA TO FOLLOW UN CALL AND END JUVENILE DEATH PENALTY
TEXAS, USA. JAIME ELIZALDE EXECUTED FOR 1994 DOUBLE MURDER
BANGLADESH. FIVE PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
IRAN. MAN PUBLICLY HANGED FOR MURDER AND ARMED ROBBERIES
MARYLAND, USA. VIA BLOG, MAN ON DEATH ROW GIVES ADVICE
IRAN. MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR SERIAL RAPE
INDIANA, USA. MAN EXECUTED FOR 1983 DOUBLE MURDER
AUSTRALIA. DEATH PENALTY NOT THE ANSWER TO DRUG SCOURGE, EDITORIAL
TEXAS, USA. MARION DUDLEY PUT TO DEATH IN FIRST TEXAS EXECUTION OF THE YEAR
UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT BLOCKS FLORIDA EXECUTION OF CLARENCE HILL
CHINA. OFFICIALS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BRIBERY
UNITED STATES. US MILITARY ISSUES NEW EXECUTION REGULATIONS
THE PHILIPPINES. DIPLOMATS TOLD TO SAVE MAID FROM EXECUTION IN KUWAIT
IRAN. MAN PUBLICLY HANGED FOR MURDER
TAIWAN. DEATH ROW INMATE COMMITS SUICIDE, ‘WAITING FOR EXECUTION TOO PAINFUL’
THE PHILIPPINES. PHILIPPINE COURT SENTENCES JOURNALIST’S KILLER TO DEATH
NORTH CAROLINA, USA. PERRIE SIMPSON EXECUTED
SRI LANKA. MINISTER CLEARED, FIVE CONDEMNED TO DEATH FOR ELECTION DAY KILLINGS
TEXAS, USA. COURT STAYS MURPHY’S EXECUTION TO HEAR RETARDATION CLAIMS
CALIFORNIA, USA. CALIFORNIA DEATH PENALTY MORATORIUM BILL STALLS
IRAN. IRANIAN MAN HANGED FOR MURDER
THAILAND. TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF BRITISH STUDENT
IRAN. COUPLE HANGED FOR MURDERING BURGLARY VICTIMS
INDIA. PUNJAB RIGHTS FORUM CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON DEATH PENALTY
CHINA. TWO PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN INNER MONGOLIA
CALIFORNIA, USA. CALIFORNIA EXECUTES OLDEST CONDEMNED MAN
VIETNAM. FOUR DRUG TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
VIETNAM. FIVE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
UNITED KINGDOM. DON’T EXECUTE MY DAUGHTERS KILLERS, MOTHER OF BRITISH BACKPACKER

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