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JJ:: Hamas seeks to re-introduce death penalty for murder


Samir Zakout, assistant director of al-Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza City, said his organization was in contact with leaders in the Strip urging them not to implement the death sentences. He noted that despite the expressions of support by politicians such as al-Haya, no official decision has been taken. ''We are against it. There's no logic in violating the right to life and when you implement the death penalty it doesn't stop the crime,'' he said. ''The street wants the death penalty, people who had relatives killed want it. But we are against this kind of street justice.''...

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