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Human rights groups protest the hanging of 36 ISIS fighters by Iraqi government for slaughter of 1,700 prisoners: Have these men forfeited their human rights due to their violent act?

Human rights groups protest the hanging of 36 ISIS fighters by Iraqi government for slaughter of 1,700 prisoners: Have these men forfeited their human rights due to their violent act?
  • They deserve punishment.

    When you murder a large amount of people, you forfeit your right to human rights. You can't not treat other people like humans and expect kind, gentle treatment yourself. I am glad that the Iraqi government made a statement that ISIS will not be tolerated with this mass hanging. Hopefully it deters future attacks.

  • When you take away another's agency, you must surrender yours.

    The act of killing another human being is a completely inhumane act, but some would argue that they do not deserve the death penalty. I would agree with that on several instances, however, when it escalates from a single killing to a slaughter, the perpetrator is no longer deserving of any mercy. Each person in this world creates a ripple effect of change throughout their lifetime. By killing 1,700 people, these ISIS fighters have forever impacted the world in a way that can never be repaid. The only way that they can start to pay for their crimes is to give the families of their victims some closure. It is my belief that in this instance, the ISIS members have forfeited their human rights, and should be given the death sentence.

  • Yes, they have forfeited their human rights.

    The 36 ISIS fighters that were hung by the Iraqi government deserved their sentence. These barbaric men brutally attacked and killed many innocent people. Therefore, these ISIS fighters forfeited their human rights due to their own violent acts. When someone takes an innocent life, he must be punished severely for his crime.

  • No, they have not.

    Everyone is entitled to basic human rights. What the ISIS fighters did was beyond reproach, but that does not mean that anyone else can decided whether they live or die. Humans do not truly have that authority and two wrongs do no make a right. They did not forfeit their human rights.


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