FJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 972 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
Quoting CPH-R (Reply 2): Not to mention, what the hell is wrong with the people who wants to watch his execution? If you have such a fetisch, how about going to Saudi Arabia and watch one of their public executions?
I said: "(and I don't care you think of that)" you have to read it like": don't give your personal opinion about wether you think that's stupid or not.
Aso "if you have such a fetisch"?? Dude, be serious (and I mean really!). I am talking about Saddam houssain! Not just some unknown person in iraq.
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ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 2008 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2575 times:
You know i would agree. If its on TV i would watch it. However in Canada (or the states for that matter) I doubt it would be on tv. If it were to be aired could you imagine all of the lawsuits that would follow. "I now have night mares" etc... Perhaps it might get on in the middle east not here though.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13630 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2564 times:
In the USA, when executions take place, a selected and limited number of people can be at the site of it and observe it as official witnesses. There is also a doctor, a prison official and sometimes a religious minister in attendance as well. They will usually be in a gallery adjacent to the facility and within sight of the execution facility. Often such facilities have windows into the room where the execution is done. No one is allowed to have any cameras, recording equipment, cell phones, often notepads/pens and the like in the witness area. Sometimes, members of the victim's family may be able to attend. There have been cases of journalists attending as witnesses. Since about the late 1800's, Judicially ordered executions in the USA have been done within prison facilities. I would suggest that a similar policy will be used in the execution, when and if held, of Saddam and others convicted and given the death penalty in the recent trials in Iraq.