Of Ban Ki-moon and capital punishment

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, May 11, 2011. 
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A few weeks ago, a spokesperson of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, while cautioning Bangladesh against the impending execution of two war criminals, had this to say about the UN chief’s view of capital punishment: ‘I think it’s clear that the Secretary General opposes the death penalty in all circumstances and has called on those… Read more »

Welcoming Ban Ki-moon to Bangladesh: Loony musings

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When the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon arrived in Dhaka on an official visit, his second to Bangladesh, he must have missed Bangladesh Tourism Board’s gallant advertisement “Smiling Indigenous Women of Bangladesh” in its shiny bright billboard at the international airport’s general lobby. The news stories on his arrival Sunday evening obviously did not highlight that… Read more »