Charity Pressures UK to Stop Supporting Drug Death Penalty
Did you know that there are countries all over the world in which drug traffickers can get sentenced to the death penalty? It's true. Pakistan and Iran are just two notable examples. Despite research that shows that rehabilitation and treatment are the best option for turning peoples' lives around, there are still countries that respond with harsh punishment. Now, a notable British charity is demanding that the United Kingdom government stop supporting any countries in which drug traffickers can be sentenced to death.
This is ironic, considering that the UK is one of the loudest voices worldwide against the death penalty as a form a punishment. The human rights charity called "Reprieve," sees this as hypocritical, as long as the British government funds anti-narcotics programs in countries that execute drug smugglers. "As a result of this aid... Pakistan, known to have problems with widespread torture and corruption, is better able to send people to the hangman’s noose on drug offenses," said Reprieve’s director, Clive Stafford-Smith.
The more research is done, the more that violent punishment looks like a terrible option to combat drugs-especially for those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Drug addiction is a serious disease like any other-how many people are sent to jail for sex addiction, or cancer? It just doesn't make sense. What does make sense is a compassionate program of treatment and rehabilitation at a caring, supportive treatment center. Call Retreat at Lancaster County today to learn more about drug treatment, or to get a ride from major cities like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or anywhere in the mid-Atlantic area including OH, PA, NJ, NY, and DE. If you need the best PA drug rehab or PA alcohol rehab center, you've found it in Retreat at Lancaster County.