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LO PORTO CASE: SECRETARY OF HANDS OFF CAIN SERGIO D'ELIA ON USE OF ARMED DRONES

April 23, 2015: Giovanni Lo Porto, who was an hostage, was killed together with another hostage, an American citizen, and an Al Qaeda leader, an American citizen as well.
About the news of the death of the Italian cooperant Giovanni Lo Porto, who was killed in January by a CIA drone, Sergio D'Elia, Secretary of Hands Off Cain said:
"We can not consider the incident as a mere side-effect of a cause that is just and inevitable. Nor can we accept that, in the name of the world war on terrorism, the president of one of the oldest democracies in the world can, by decree, declare someone guilty after a secret trial for the mere suspicion that he intends to commit a crime in the future. This way, American citizens abroad can be killed for the mere suspicion of anti-American activities, but if they were to be caught at home they would be entitled to a trial with all the due guarantees, even those provided by the archaic system of capital punishment.
We warn therefore against the use of armed drones - concluded d'Elia - because like any other weapon the drones should be subject to both the internal and the international law, including the international humanitarian law, to regulate their use." (Sources: HOC, 04/23/2015)

SAUDI ARABIA: FOUR SAUDIS EXECUTED FOR MURDER AND DRUG TRAFFICKING
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED IN SANANDAJ, MASHHAD
MALAWI: TWO PRISONERS REMOVED FROM DEATH ROW
UAE: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF HIS WIFE
USA: CREATOR OF LETHAL INJECTION PROTOCOL CALLS DEATH PENALTY ‘PROBLEMATIC’
HANDS OFF CAIN DECIDES TO AWARD POPE FRANCIS WITH THE ‘ABOLITIONIST OF THE YEAR’
USA: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS MORATORIUM ON LETHAL INJECTIONS AFTER REPORTS OF PAINFUL DEATHS
NORTH KOREA: KIM JONG UN EXECUTED 15 OFFICIALS
INDONESIA: EIGHT DRUG CONVICTS EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUAD
PAKISTAN: ONE MORE MURDER CONVICT HANGED IN VEHARI
SRI LANKA: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER MURDER IN 2000
PAKISTAN: CONVICTED KILLER EXECUTED IN VEHARI
IRAN: 4 PRISONERS HANGED IN ARAK PRISON
EGYPT: FIVE HANGED FOR MURDER AND THEFT
CHINA: DRUG SMUGGLER EXECUTED FOR SMUGGLING
GHANA: 41-YEAR-OLD MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING
SAUDI ARABIA: ANOTHER THREE PEOPLE BEHEADED IN TWO DAYS
SOMALIA: ISLAMIST MILITANTS EXECUTED MAN FOR BLASPHEMY
EU URGES SINGAPORE TO STOP EXECUTIONS
IRAN: NINE PRISONERS HANGED IN BANDAR ABBAS
IRAN: 5 PRISONERS HANGED IN KERMAN AND JIROFT
SAUDI ARABIA BEHEADS INDIAN NATIONAL, OWN CITIZEN
PAKISTAN: TWO MORE DEATH ROW CONVICTS EXECUTED IN SARGODHA AND SAHIWAL
MALAYSIA: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCES FOR FIVE CONVICTS
VIETNAM: LAOTIAN BROTHERS SENTENCED TO DEATH, LIFE TERM FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
BANGLADESH: YOUTH SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ACID THROWING
NIGER: PRESIDENT MAHAMADOU ISSOUFOU ISSUES NEW CLEMENCY MEASURE
PAKISTAN: ANOTHER FOUR MURDER CONVICTS HANGED IN PUNJAB
IRAN: 9 PRISONERS EXECUTED IN SHIRAZ
INDIA: HC COMMUTES DHARAMPAL'S DEATH SENTENCE TO LIFE TERM

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