Food for thought on the death penalty from South African Rehana Khan Parker:

“I can never approve the death penalty, we came out of apartheid where people were put to death wholly unfounded and for defending human rights. South Africa had a repressive government and that was part of the apartheid machinery, to eradicate people, detain without trial, detain for indefinite periods, torture, pushing people off the ledge to their death and torture whilst in custody till they killed you and masked it as suicide! Death sentencing of innocent lives. We will NEVER ever allow governments to use death sentences as a mean to shut those who have a voice.”