Thursday, January 4, 2007


Italy urges global execution ban

`Italy will campaign at the United Nations for a global ban on the death penalty, Prime Minister Romano Prodi has said.

The leader of the current centre-left coalition has said no crime can justify one person killing another.

Politicians from both the left and right have been expressing disgust at the execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Italy took one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council seats this week.’

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