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Against the Death Penalty

Posted December. 02, 2005 07:02,   


The Colosseum in Rome was lit up all night on Wednesday to commemorate the day when the capital punishment was abolished. On November 30, 1786, the principality of Toscana repealed the death penalty for the first time in the Western history. The community of St. Egidio hosted a ceremony to light up the Colosseum in Rome, the Atomium in Brussels, the Plaza Santa Anna in Madrid, the Obelisk in Buenos Aires, and the Palace Moneda in Santiago, Chile, ahead of the 1,000th execution in the U.S. since the reintroduction of the capital punishment there.