View Full Version : Italian Lifers ask for Death Penalty to be reinstated

31-05-2007, 13:24:05

what a bizarre story.

Hundreds of prisoners serving life sentences in Italy have called on President Giorgio Napolitano to bring back the death penalty.

Their request was published as a letter in the daily newspaper La Repubblica.

Italy has almost 1,300 prisoners serving life terms, of whom 200 have served more than 20 years.

Italy has been at the forefront of the fight against capital punishment and recently lobbied the UN Security Council to table a moratorium on it.

But at home some of the country's longest serving prisoners want the death penalty re-introduced.

The letter they sent to President Napolitano came from a convicted mobster, Carmelo Musumeci, a 52-year-old who has been in prison for 17 years.

It was co-signed by 310 of his fellow lifers.

Musumeci said he was tired of dying a little bit every day.

We want to die just once, he said, and "we are asking for our life sentence to be changed to a death sentence".

It was a candid letter written by a man who, from within his cell, has tried hard to change his life.

31-05-2007, 13:25:33
How bizarre, it's like having moderation here

31-05-2007, 13:28:36
We'd never stand for it.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
31-05-2007, 14:46:41
"CG twats ask for Ming Penalty to be reinstated" ?

31-05-2007, 19:11:20
They could always just kill themselves ...

31-05-2007, 20:23:06
I guess italian prisons really suck.

31-05-2007, 21:28:35
Have you ever been to a Turkish prison?

01-06-2007, 08:23:19
At least they have a life.

01-06-2007, 08:23:52
second life though

01-06-2007, 08:27:26
they should release all these guys, they're clearly changed men.

01-06-2007, 08:45:29
They should have sent their death wish to Venom, not the President. Amateurs.

01-06-2007, 09:00:56
When prisoners actually want to die, it's no longer a penalty.