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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Oct. 10 is the World Day Against Death Penalty and Oct. 15 is the Blog Action Day on Climate Change

A message from the Norway's Mission to the EU on this topic.

On the occasion of the fourth World Day against the Death Penalty, the European Union reiterates its longstanding position against the death penalty. No one should be subject to capital punishment. In particular the EU expresses its compassion with individuals who have wrongly been sentenced to death and with their relatives and other indirect victims of death penalty. The European Union considers the death penalty as a cruel and inhuman punishment and a violation to the right to life. Any miscarriage of justice would be irreversible.

The European Union - therefore - opposes the death penalty in all cases and in all circumstances. The European Union remains particularly concerned about the standards of justice, which are used in the application of capital punishment.

Henrik Bystrom, the head of the Swedish Trade Council in Taipei has his opinion, For the sake of dignity, end capital punishment, published at the Taipei Times.

And Amnesty International has its global appeal.

October 15th is the Blog Action Day 2009, this year's topic is Climate Change. 

Below is a different plea that is for Taiwanese Europeans to alert their friends and relatives back home.

This is an interesting
fiction, a warning to the Taiwanese officials and businessmen who hug the idea of business without borders at any cost and totally ignore the fact that liberty and freedom are hard-earned and therefore priceless. His reminder to the Taiwanese people that democracy is to stay.

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