Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Monday, 19 April 2004

Am I changing my mind about capital punishment?

Probably not, but this trial in Belgium (Marc Dutroux - I'm sure you're aware of it) is possibly the kind of thing that might make me switch. There really does seem to be no doubt that this man is a monster and keeping him alive is pointless.

One of his victims who survived, Sabine Dardenne, has just been giving evidence in court. A very brave young lady indeed.

Another survivor, Laetitia Delhez, is due to give evidence tomorrow.

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