Every day, people are executed by the state as punishment for crimes. The death penalty is cruel, inhuman and degrading. Amnesty opposes the death penalty at all times – regardless of who is accused, the crime, guilt or innocence or method of execution.
We have been working to end executions since 1977, when only 16 countries had abolished the death penalty in law or practice. Today, the number has risen to 140 – nearly two-thirds of countries around the world.
In this network, we take action for individuals facing the death penalty around the world. As a member of the death penalty network, you’ll be called on to act for individuals immediately at risk of execution and to prevent death sentences been handed down.
You can help us make a difference.