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Different Standards.

At the end of February, when a Frankfurt court sentenced Mounir Motassadeq to 15 years of imprisonment for aiding the 911 terrorists, the Washington post was a tad bit cynical about the fact that “European countries have different visions of just sentencing than those that prevail in [ths US]” entitling their commentary “1.8 Days Per Murder”. Today, Salon.com’s coverage of unjust executions in the US would allow to reciprocate the cynicism – if it weren’t so sad.