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Christopher Scott

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This is a letter that I am sending to Ted Strickland Governor of Ohio to stop the execution of Michael Benge. It was a very tough letter to write especially since I researched what crime Mr. Benge can committed. But by killing Michael Benge is not justice. Michael Benge is due to be executed on October 6th 2010.
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Death is not justice


Our 2010 project asked for the universal abolition of the death penalty.
For us it’s simple. The death penalty is a violation of human rights. Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” How does that fit with beheading, stoning, hanging, lethally injecting or shooting someone?

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