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Sergio D'Elia, segretario di Nessuno tocchi Caino
Sergio D'Elia, General Secretary of HOC
HANDS OFF CAIN: EXECUTION IN VIRGINIA DOESN’T HALT DECREASE IN USA

November 11, 2009: regarding the execution in the United States of John Allen Muhammad, better known as the 'Washington Sniper', Hands Off Cain secretary Sergio D'Elia told ADNKRONOS: “the execution carried out today in Virginia doesn’t halt the decrease of both the death penalty and executions in the US in the last few years. Furthermore, the number of detainees on death row is down.”
“I therefore don’t see this execution as a reverse in the trend of the last five years. The decrease in executions has been constant and means now there are less than 50. The decrease in support of the American public against capital punishment has continued to rise. Americans are choosing unconditional life imprisonment over the death penalty.”
According to recent data on capital punishment, China continues to rank first with at least 5 thousand executions this year. This includes the 15-20% reduction resulting from the effect of the judicial reforms that gave the Chinese People’s Supreme Court the exclusive power to ratify death sentences.
China is followed by Iran with 342 executions this year, Saudi Arabia with 61, and the United States with 45.
The association also notes that in Iraq there were 35 executions in 2009. The number risks increasing as there are thousands on death row, and 150 of these risk being executed at short notice as they have exhausted their appeals.
The big fear is that the elections in January could cause an increase in executions. Even the President of the Iraqi Parliament, Iyad al-Samarrai, has asked for a moratorium during the electoral campaign. Al Maliki however refused the request.
Finally, D’Elia noted the decrease in death sentences in Vietnam following an important reform of the judicial system. The number of crimes that attract the death penalty was reduced from 29 to 21, crimes such as corruption, counterfeiting, and using fake banknotes. (Sources: Adnkronos, 11/11/2009)

CHINA: FORMER DEATH ROW DUO AWARDED COMPENSATION
ALGERIA: HEAD OF QAIDA SENTENCED TO DEATH
MALAYSIA: TWO PRAWN SELLERS TO HANG FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
UGANDA: FIVE DEATH ROW INMATES PARDONED
EGYPT: FOUR JORDANIANS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUGS
IRAN: TWO MEN HANGED IN HAMEDAN
LEBANON: DEATH SENTENCE TO 4 CONVICTED OF COLLABORATING WITH ISRAEL
KYRGYZSTAN: LAWMAKERS REJECT UN DEATH PENALTY BAN
KUWAIT: EGYPTIAN GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLING COMPATRIOT
IRAN: KURDISH POLITICAL PRISONER HANGED
SAUDI ARABIA: TWO BEHEADED FOR MURDER
USA: WASHINGTON SNIPER IS PUT TO DEATH
YEMEN: TEENAGER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPE AND MURDER
RUSSIA: PRESIDENT FAVORS GRADUAL ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY
CHINA: NINE EXECUTED OVER XINJIANG RIOTS
SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDI MAN BEHEADED FOR MURDER
IRAN: FOUR MEN HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
SOMALI ADULTERER STONED TO DEATH; LOVER WILL BE
HANDS OFF CAIN CONGRESS: DECEMBER 17 AND 18 IN PADOVA PRISON
UGANDA: IBAHRI CONDEMNS DEATH PENALTY FOR HOMOSEXUALITY
BEIJING TO ADOPT LETHAL INJECTION FOR ALL DEATH PENALTY CRIMINALS NEXT YEAR
SAUDI ARABIA BEHEADS 1 INDIAN, 2 LANKANS FOR MURDER
SAUDI ARABIA: HIGH COURT UPHOLDS CRUCIFIXION IN CHILD MURDER CASE
KYRGYZSTAN: PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SENDS DRAFT LAW TO PARLIAMENT
IRAQ: FIRST PUBLIC EXECUTION SINCE SADDAM HUSSEIN’S RULE
IRAQ: AL-MALIKI REJECTS STAYS OF EXECUTION FOR 1,000 PRISONERS
IRAQ: FIVE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING HEAD OF SADDAM’S TRIBE
IRAN: ABDOLHAMID RIGI EXECUTED IN ZAHEDAN
IRAQ: PARLIAMENT SPEAKER CALLS FOR DEATH PENALTY SUSPENSION

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