UN drug agency won't take stand on executions

Posted on March 2nd, 2012 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , , , , , , , .

South East AsiaThe UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said Feb. 28 that it is taking no view on the Thai government's plans to speed up the execution of convicted drug traffickers. The agency said it neither supports nor opposes the death penalty for drug-related offenses. "We are an impartial body and respect the rule of law and jurisdiction of countries," said INCB Thai board member Viroj Sumyai. 

Police Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, chief of Thailand's Office of Narcotics Control Board, says authorities are seeking to shorten appeal procedures in line with the government's drive to deter trafficking.

Gary Lewis, a representative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) regional center for East Asia and the Pacific, cited the flood of methamphetamines as a major challenge for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). "In every single ASEAN country, amphetamine is one of the top three problems, while there is also an alarming trend in opium and heroin use in Myanmar, Vietnam and China," Lewis said. But he praised the government of Burma (Myanmar) for cutting poppy cultivation by half. (Bangkok Post, Feb. 29)



I'm unbiased to Hitler

Anonymous's picture "We respect Hitler's right to slaughter innocent Jews; as we are an impartial body of law, we don't support not oppose Hitler's no Jew policy." "and by impartial I mean complicit." The UN wants this. They are sick organization.
Comment by Anonymous on Jun 20th, 2012 at 2:40 am

Godwin's Law, dude

Bill Weinberg's picture

 Point taken, but it isn't quite the same thing...

Comment by Bill Weinberg on Jun 29th, 2012 at 1:14 am

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