Category Archives: Death Penalty

Executions make a mockery of any justice system

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Thematic Issues at Amnesty International. For a long time, I believed the death penalty to be a legitimate, albeit severe punishment for severe crimes. In Egypt, where I grew up, there was nothing … Continue reading

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Two ways we can change the world

Real opportunities to change the world don’t come around very often. Then suddenly, two come along at once. In April, government officials will meet to discuss our private lives. Their distant decisions could translate into harsh realities – see our … Continue reading

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A big step closer to abolishing the death penalty in Zimbabwe?

By Cousin Zilala, Executive Director of Amnesty International Zimbabwe “As someone who has been on death row myself and only saved by an ‘age technicality’, I believe that our justice delivery system must rid itself of this odious and obnoxious … Continue reading

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Time to end the myth that the death penalty reduces crime

By Selwyn Strachan, former death row inmate from Grenada. Between 1986 and 1991, I spent 1,715 days on death row at Richmond Hill Prison in Grenada. I was one of 14 people, all of us former government or military officials, … Continue reading

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For some in Belarus, Independence Day might be their last

By Svetlana Vorobyeva, Amnesty International’s Belarus campaigner As Belarus marks Independence Day today, three men have been left wondering if it will be their last. These men live in the only country in Europe that still retains the death penalty … Continue reading

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