Death Penalty Action

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Welcome to Write for Rights 2014! Take part in the biggest human rights campaign in the world! Take action on behalf of 12 people and communities whose human rights are being violated. 

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Iraqi former MP sentenced to death

A former member of Iraq’s Council of Representatives (Parliament) has been sentenced to death after a trial marred with irregularities. 

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Pakistan: Asia Bibi sentenced to death for blasphemy

Asia Bibi was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010. On 16 October the Lahore High Court of Pakistan rejected her appeal. She is a 45 year old Christian woman, mother of 5 children.

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Call for a halt to imminent executions in Gaza

The Hamas authorities are threatening to carry out several executions after the end of the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

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Warren Hill could still face imminent execution

A judge igranted Warren Hill a temporary stay of execution about three hours before he was to be executed.

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Warren Hill is to be put to death in Georgia on 15 July

His lawyers are asking the US Supreme Court to step in, as the execution of people with mental retardation violates the US Constitution.

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Halt imminent execution in Nigeria

Death row prisoner Thankgod Ebhos may be executed by firing squad within days.

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Call for a halt to imminent executions in Viet Nam

The Minister of Public Security said 117 death row prisoners will be executed immediately after a new law comes into force.

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Act to stop execution in Iraq

Osama Jamal ‘Abdallah Mahdi is at high risk of being executed.

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Stop the execution of Abdullah al-Qahtani

Four of Abdullah's six co-defendants were executed this week. Abdullah is next. We have only hours to save his life.

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