Not too long ago, I wrote about putfile banning Singapore from accessing its videos. The reason was and I quote from putfile's webpage:
"Putfile Says Goodbye To Singapore
At dawn on December 2nd 2005, Singapore hanged a citizen of Australia, despite a plea for clemency from the United Nations. Whilst Putfile is not a human rights campaigning organization, we believe that if a country must have the death penalty, there is no need for it be barbaric. It is enough of a punishment, and a deterrent, to take someone's life in a painless manner, without having to be barbaric about it. Putfile prefers to not continue to provide our free uploading service to a country that executes prisoners by hanging, a method of execution which can take up to six minutes to painfully execute the victim.
For this reason, we are at this time terminating all service to users from Singapore. We shall be happy to restore service following any positive move from the government of Singapore towards abolition of hanging as an execution method.
And recently someone was put to death in California by lethal injection despite pleas for clemency I might add. In fact, he has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. So why hasn't putfile banned USA from accessing putfile.com? After all the execution was not without its problems, starting at 12:01, with the staff taking nearly 20 min to find a suitable vein and his death was announced only at 12:34. Is this the more humane, painless method that putfile supports? I don't know about that, but I do know that this seems to be a double standard here, don't you think so too?