China executes 28 in single day
June 11, 2001 10:15 AM   Subscribe

China executes 28 in single day Just for some perspective on a day when there is so much hype over *one* American execution...
posted by Rastafari (8 comments total)
What? No rehabilitation? No 20 years on death row with numerous appeals?

Swift justice. Nothing beats it.
posted by a3matrix at 10:33 AM on June 11, 2001

Sshh! Don't tell Texas...
posted by sillygit at 10:58 AM on June 11, 2001

Swift justice. Nothing beats it.

Kill 'em all and let God sort it out, right?
posted by turaho at 11:06 AM on June 11, 2001

I think we need MORE DEATH PENALTY THREADS! Yee haw! Start 'em up!
posted by norm at 11:31 AM on June 11, 2001

Well, shit, Hitler killed 6 million, so anything short of that must be OK, right? Since when is China our benchmark for human rights?
posted by jpoulos at 11:55 AM on June 11, 2001

So that makes the US, what, 1/28th as barbaric as China? Well, wait, they have, like, three times our population, so we're closer to 1/7th, I guess. But then, I don't know if anyone else was executed in the US today.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:16 PM on June 11, 2001

If you were to read the list of crimes the people who were executed committed, I doubt you'd have any trouble seeing why the Chinese government didn't see them worth rehabilitation...

"Three of the men committed 17 taxi robberies, killing 15 taxi drivers and stealing several thousand yuan (several hundred dollars).

During a five-day period from February 13 to 18, they killed four taxi drivers, the report said.

Another gang of four men committed 10 robberies last year, all targetting women. They killed nine of the women and stole several tens of thousands of yuan, the report said."
posted by Neb at 12:27 PM on June 11, 2001

The crackdown has also resulted in ethnic Muslim separatists and Tibetan political prisoners being executed

Hey, become an ethnic Muslim separatist, you forfeit your rights as a human being!

Isn't that the argument?
posted by rodii at 12:31 PM on June 11, 2001

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