Category Archives: Death Penalty

Egypt’s judicial system spiraling out of control

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. Egypt’s criminal justice system was in the spotlight again after a court agreed to hand down the largest number of death sentences in modern memory. But this was not the work of a … Continue reading

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‘There is no justice in this country anymore’ – Egypt’s mass death sentences

By Mohamed ElMessiry, Egypt Researcher at Amnesty International, who attended the sentencing hearing in El Minya “Welcome to the village of death penalties”, lawyer Ahmed Shabeeb told me as I arrived in the village of Mattay earlier this week. I … Continue reading

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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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