Beirut, Lebanon. A Soros funded NGO has made itself out to be a laughing joke after pushing press attention on Lebanon’s dealthy penalty laws, while intentionally going blind on American war crimes in the middle east, executions in its own domestic prisons and current lethal intervention in 160 nations globally. But put the spotlight on Lebanon at once by all means.
The Soros funded Human Rights Watch has urged Lebanon to respect its moratorium on the death penalty after calls for its reinstatement following the murder of a young student that shocked the country.”Ending its moratorium on executions would only serve to tarnish Lebanon’s human rights record,” HRW said in a statement.
On Friday, Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnuq called for the “reintroduction of the death penalty”, in particular for “intentional crimes”.Capital punishment is legal in Lebanon, but there has been an effective moratorium in place since 2004, without any executions carried out despite judgements to that effect.
The issue is in relation to the murder of Roy Hamouche, a 24-year-old student, who was reportedly shot dead after a traffic dispute a week ago. According to the details of the investigation cited in the media, his car had slightly hit another, enraging the three assailants.
His murder is the latest in a growing number of people killed on the street or in broad daylight in Lebanon, often for minor reasons.Instead of resuming executions, “parliament should solidify Lebanon’s position as a leader on this issue in the Middle East, and abolish the death penalty outright.”
While the HRW was focused on Lebanon, the United States was actively killing persons in Somalia, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine and inside the United States, where many states have capital punishment.