Majority of Czechs would support return of death penalty, but say judicial system inadequate


Two thirds of Czechs say they are in favour of bringing back the death penalty, but claim the Czech judicial system is not ready for such a move. A survey conducted by the SANEP polling agency indicates that the majority of Czechs think the present penal code does not present a sufficient deterrent to serious crimes. Over 81 percent of those polled said that there were disparities in the system and said they would support much tougher punishment for contract murders, sexually-motivated crimes and acts of terrorism.