Category Archives: Abolish the death penalty

Seizing the momentum

  Hakamada Iwao spent 46 years on death row before his release in March. For Wakabayashi Hideki, Director of Amnesty International Japan, it was an incredible moment, but the fight isn’t over yet. Wakabayashi Hideki remembers the exact moment when … Continue reading

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Li Yan is alive, but still facing execution

By Luisa De Campo from Amnesty International Australia Li Yan is on death row in China for murdering her husband after suffering repeated, horrific abuse at his hands. She could be put to death any day now. Though the Supreme … Continue reading

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