Famous film director Zanussi condemns death penalty

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During his visit to the Listapad international film festival in Minsk, the world famous Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi has commented on his view of the death penalty. ‘You know, in my country it was banned a long time ago. Pope John Paul II used to speak strongly, saying there was no justification for the death penalty in the modern world, though there perhaps used to be one before. Surely, from a human point of view, I am definitely opposed to it; it seems to me to be something absolutely unreal. Still, I understand that there is a string desire of revenge to those who have done evil. The entire civilized world, except America, lives without the death penalty, and in reality one can see that it does not increase the number of crimes’, said Krzysztof Zanussi.