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Pope Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible in All Cases

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ROME — Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases because it is “an attack” on the “dignity of the person,” the Vatican announced on Thursday, in a definitive shift in Roman Catholic teaching that could put enormous pressure on lawmakers and politicians around the world.
Francis, who has spoken out against capital punishment before — including in 2015 in an address to Congress — added the change to the Catechism, the collection of beliefs for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
The revision says the church would work “with determination” for the abolition of capital punishment worldwide.
“I think this will be a big deal for the future of the death penalty in the world,” said John Thavis, a Vatican expert and author. “People who work with prisoners on death row will be thrilled, and I think this will become a banner social justice issue for the church,” he added.
Sergio D’Elia, the secretary of Hands Off Cain, an association that works to abolish capital puni…

Dozens of foreign ISIS brides sentenced to death in Iraq

ISIS brides
Dozens of foreign ISIS brides are being sentenced to death in Iraq as the country exacts its revenge after 3 years of jihadi occupation.

Pleading that they themselves are victims, the women were given 10 minutes to beg for their lives before judges decide their sentence.

Many of them find little sympathy with the Iraqi judiciary and locals and are despised for their support of their militant husbands, who tore the country apart between 2014 and 2017.

French citizen Djamila Boutoutao, 29, appeared in court last month and claimed: "I thought I had married a rapper. It was only when we arrived in Turkey for a week-long "holiday" that I discovered my husband was a jihadist."

"I'm a victim. My husband beat me and locked me up in a cave with my children when I refused to follow him (to Iraq)."

She reappeared in court again last week alongside 14 other women, The Guardian reported, where she begged to keep her daughter.

She is among an estimated 1,900 French citizens and 40,000 foreigners who traveled to join ISIS's so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

She said: "I'm going mad here. I'm facing a death sentence or life in prison. No one tells me anything, not the ambassador, not people in prison."

"Don't let them take my daughter away. I am willing to offer money if you can contact my parents. Please get me out of here."

According to the paper, at least 40 women have been sentenced to death, while it's believed around 300 people in total with links to ISIS have so far been executed.

Now more than 1,000 people have been placed in Baghdad jails after being identified as either members of the group or relatives of fighters.

Most of the women are widowed and many are the only caregiver left for the small children born to terrorist dads.

Last month, a court in Baghdad handed 19 Russian women life sentences for "joining and supporting" the terror group.

Al Jazeera reported many of them claimed they were misled into making the trip to Iraq.

One said: "I did not know we were in Iraq. I went with my husband and my children to Turkey to live there and then I suddenly discovered I was actually in Iraq."

The broadcaster reports that more than 20,000 have been detained on suspicion of ties to the group.

Source: New York Post, Corey Charlton, May 22, 2018


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