As mentioned many times before, China is top killer-of-it’s-own-inhabitants, by a long shot. With the upcoming games (and despite human rights pressure building, although that agenda seems to have magically diluted), the government seem to have stepped up it’s “effort” a bit. (Washington Post)

Shortly after dawn on July 9, the local government here bused several thousand students and office workers into a public square and lined them up in front of a vocational school. As the spectators watched, witnesses said, three prisoners were brought out. Then, an execution squad fired rifles at the three point-blank, killing them on the spot.

Capital punishment is barbaric, wrong, often racially, ethnically or religiously biassed. The civilization of a state can clearly be measured by their misuse of it. Have a nice visit to the Beijing games. Thanks Ruth.