DEATH PENALTY. EXTRAORDINARY PARTICIPATION FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
15 giugno 2007: 52 Nobel Prizes have already joined the Transnational Radical Party and Hand Off Cain in their plea to the Italian Government to immediately present the resolution for the universal moratorium on capital executions to the current UN General Assembly. Amongst the Nobel Prizes are: The Dalai Lama, South African Desmond Tutu, Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, Polish Lech Walesa, Kenyan Wangari Maathai, American Jody Willimas and Irish John Hume, Mairead Corrigan Maguire and Betty Williams.
Amongst the Italians: Dario Fo and Rita Levi Montalcini. Amongst the hundreds of international names, we report, amongst others, former Prime Ministers such as: Inder Kumar Gujral, India, Moustapha Niasse, Senegal, Michel Rocard, France and Majco Pandeli, Albania and former Ministers and Government representatives such as Robert Badinter, Minister of Justice and President of the Supreme Court – France, Bronislav Geremek, Minister of Foreign Affairs – Poland, Catherine Trautmann, Minister of Culture – France, Daniel Ducarme Minister of Culture – Belgium, Ovidiu Silanghi, Minister of Commerce – Romania.
Amongst the hundreds of parliamentarians: Martin Shulz, President of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament, Daniel Cohn-Bendit Co-President of the Green Group at the European Parliament, Pasqualina Napoletano, Vice President of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, President of the Italian parliamentarians of the EPP group and the European MPs of Rifondazione Comunista such as Luisa Morgantini.
Other names include Mario Cuomo (former Governor of the State of New York); Oumar Khanbiev (Chechnya's former Minister of Health); Kok Ksor (President of the "Montagnard Foundation"); Sakae Menda (once sentenced to death in Japan); Marek Antoni Nowicki (President of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights); Carlo Ripa di Meana (former European Commissioner for the Environment); Fernando Savater (Writer); Mohamed Sahnoun (African Counsellor for the UN General Secretary); Vanida Thephsouvanh (President of the "Lao Movement for Human Rights"); Vo Van Ai (President of the Vietnam Committee for Human Rights); Yevgeniy Zhovtis (Director of the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law).
Amongst the Italians: Life Senators: Rita Levi Montalcini, Giulio Andreotti, Emilio Colombo, Sergio Pininfarina, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro and Francesco Cossiga. Also noteworthy is the extraordinary and usual participation of the Presidents of all Parliamentarian Groups within the House (including President Maroni) and the Senate (except President Castelli).
To the list we add the hundreds of Mayors and Regional and Provincial Presidents, besides the numerous exponents of the arts and culture. (Sources: radicali.it, 13/07/2007)