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The doctrine of revenge… Desmond Tutu's position on death penaltly

Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu There seems to be no logic behind death penalty . Last weekend a dear friend of mine told me that Death Penalty was essential as it is a strong form of punishment. I automatically responded saying it was revenge, only to find today while reading the guardian , that Desmond Tutu , sees it the same!
Please read the following article published in the Guardian today
The doctrine of revenge
I have seen the horror of the death penalty and the violence it propels. It is time for a global ban

Desmond Tutu
Tuesday November 13, 2007
The Guardian

An appeal for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty

As we all know, death penalty is useless and a violation to human rights:
Death penalty
- Violates the universally affirmed right to life;

- Constitutes the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment;

- Constantly risks the irreversible error of the execution of an innocent person;

- Provides no added value to the deterrence of crime;

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