Death Penalty

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Canada Should Reconsider the Death Penalty After Bourque and Bibeau

The 75-year sentence handed down to convicted cop killer Justin Bourque has reignited the debate over the death penalty in Canada. Some are satisfied with what effectively will be a life sentence without parole for Mr. Bourque. Others think it's not enough and would like to see him executed. But is bringing back the death penalty the answer? The issue then becomes, how do we distinguish between murderers who can be rehabilitated and those who won't or can't?
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Help a Mother Save Her Son From Execution in Iran

Beygom Yadi Jamaloei is an Iranian 70-year-old mother who wrote an open letter four months ago pleading with the world to help prevent the illegal execution of her son, Gholamreza Khosravi. I have personally worked on multiple execution cases and can assure you that international attention saves lives in Iran. You have the power to help. Be his voice for justice.
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Tories Tread Dangerously Near the Death Penalty

The recent incendiary comments from a Senator about the death penalty reflects an otherwise disturbing trend among Conservatives regarding their approach to capital punishment. Since they came to power in 2006, Canada has not been as steadfast in its traditional abolitionist point of view, either at home or abroad.

Iran's War on Religious Freedom

The death penalty Iranian Christian cleric Youcef Nadarkhani could face is the latest in a soul-numbing human rights record that should make every European company doing business with the Iranian regime hope that there will not be an earthly or heavenly day of reckoning.

Other Americans Italy Should Send Home

This week, Americans cheered as Amanda Knox was acquitted and her family closed the book on years of grueling uncertainty. Miss Knox's acquittal has been lauded as the achievement of justice in a fraught Italian legal system. But my family still struggles with the injustice of that system.