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Sergio Olivotti

Italy

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"lex talionis" is the origin of a bad way of thinking that creates escalation of hate. As once Gandhi said: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
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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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