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Readers Discuss Mugabe, Assisted Suicide and President Reagan

Readers wrote in this week to discuss Mugabe's re-election in Zimbabwe, assisted suicide in Germany and the proposal to build a monument to US President Reagan in Berlin.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

Mugabe was the only candidate in Zimbabwe's presidential election

The following comments reflect the views of DW-WORLD.DE readers. Not all reader comments have been published. DW-WORLD.DE reserves the right to edit for length and appropriateness of content.

Sanctions against Mugabe

More sanctions are needed against Mugbae as well as international pressure on his regime. The African conference in Cairo was weak apart from the Kenyan prime minister who put the boot into Mugabe. Kenya was a different circumstance and the German model used in Kenya was appropriate. Why is Germany doing what Great Britain should be been doing as the former colonial power in Zimbabwe? Gordon Brown and his government should have done a lot more. All credit to Germany and your efforts in Africa compared to Great Britain in recent times. -- Stuart John Pearson, Australia

Mugabe must go and leave Zimbabweans alone. We are hard workers and he is destroying our country. Mugabe is not a Zimbabwean and must go back to his home country (Malawi). He has caused too much suffering for the Zimbabwean people. -- Fisher, Great Britain

Assisted suicide in Germany

I believe everyone has the right to die if he/she so decides. If someone tries to stop you from ending your life it means you are condemned to live and no longer own the right to live. And I am not talking only about very sick people. Even a mentally and physically healthy person should be able to decide about ending his life at a certain moment in time. -- Pascale Antonela, Romania

Reagan monument in Berlin

The effort to erect a monument to Ronald Reagan in Berlin would just be another step in the political canonization of the former president by the failed neo-conservatives in the US. The Europeans finally solved the problems of the Berlin Wall and Reagan doesn't deserve a monument there. Perhaps one dedicated to the soldiers who stood guard would be more appropriate. -- Bruce Peebles, US

I think that Reagan was a good president but for me it sounds a bit strange to put up a memorial to him in Berlin just because he made a speech there. At the same time I think that they should take down the oversized bust of Marx in Chemnitz. -- Phil , Canada

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