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The Rexist Rijk wrote:BOARD OF PUNISHMENTS TO Infiny and the League of Nations

The Board of Punishments is saddened to hear the concern and condemnations put forward by the people of Infiny and Monaco. However, we wish to stand by our principles.

The Ten Abominations were a series of criminal offences which had their roots in Traditional Chinese Law. This refers to the laws used in China, which have undergone continuous development since the 11th century BC. This legal tradition incorporates elements of Legalism and Confucianism, pertaining to social order and governance.

The Traditional Chinese criminal procedure relies a district magistrate conducting a public investigation of a crime, rather than using attorneys to represent prosecution and defense. The magistrate is a person who seeks the truth, not a partisan for either side.

The Legalist ideals of the Law insist that the justice system is reliant on penal law and the imposition of heavy punishments to enforce social order. In such cases, all moral considerations and social standings are excluded from judgement, echoing equality before the law. The punishment of offences should always be clear and intelligible to the ordinary people, and should be properly communicated.

During the Western Han dynasty, tattooing and amputation were abolished as punishments. However, in this day and age, where sedition and subversion is commonly seen everywhere, it is in the Emperor's best interest to ensure that everyone continues to follow the laws as prescribed to them. The law as a whole was intended to function as a guide to model conduct, and not to be questioned.

Those who seek to flaunt the law are to be punished, as should a responsible society do so.

Prince Alin
Deputy Head of the Board of Punishments

Official statement - Barbaric punishments
~ Secretariat to the League of Nations

To Prince Alin, Deputy Head of the Board of Punishments, Greeting!

First of all, thank you for responding to our statement and condemnation, it shows at the very least that The Rexist Rijk seeks to interact with other states and organisations over these subjects.

May I start by making a point to set the record right? The League of Nations is not a state. We are an independent international organisation with multiple states as its members.

Let me utter once more that we have in common the principle that the laws of a state should be followed, and that not doing so generally warrants a punishment. The point that the League seeks to make, is that the recently implemented punishments are inhumane.

We recognise that the Ten Abominations go a long way back, and have been enshrined in your nation's culture. However, to remove parts of the body in the 21st century as a punishment is seen by us as barbaric.

Criminals should not be sentenced to the harshest punishments just to set an example in order to reduce crime rates. We believe that all persons are entitled to their body, and that no state has the right, whehter "justified" by statute or not, to infringe this right.

Therefore, our condemnation stands and will not be lifted.

[Signed]

Gabriella, Comtesse de Polignac
Director-General to the League

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