Friday, January 23, 2009

Criminals Should Not Be Allowed To Hang Around

The Ugandan Death Row Rappers

Uganda's Supreme Court has ruled in a case involving more than 400 death row inmates that the death penalty is constitutional under their law.

It was suggested that hanging was cruel and recommended that parliament consider another means of execution such as throwing criminals into farm machinery or getting hacked to death by machetes .

Convicts on death row will not stay there any longer than three years so all round good news for them.

Its bad when an African nation deems hanging cruel. Although the death penalty has not been used since 1999, the court said it acted as a deterrent to murder, except in the case of those 400.

Justice Egonda-Ntendesaid "I would agree that hanging as a method of execution as it is carried out in Uganda is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment," .

Old Knudsen who was once hanged for murder said earlier from his Malibu home: " The crime should fit the punishment its as simple as that."

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