October 12, 2016
#ThrowbackThursday: Multiple Countries Return To The Dark Ages
We’re not sure if it’s something in the water, but most of today’s headlines were grim and a little barbaric… even more so than usual. In Belarus, it was revealed that the last European country to retain capital punishment is back to its old ways. Not long after the EU lifted its sanctions against Belarusian Alexander Lukashenko this year, the country celebrated by sentencing people to death again. And speaking of harsh punishments, Indonesia’s parliament passed a controversial new law allowing chemical castration and execution as options for convicted pedophiles. Nobody likes to be put in a position where they have to defend a pedophile, but state-sanctioned castration is a bit much.
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