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Reprieve: Pakistan’s executions a “cruel and pointless spectacle” [Updated – petition]

Update 7/28/15: Please sign this Avaaz petition immediately – Abdul Basit is scheduled to be executed tomorrow. Thank you. https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_President_of_Pakistan_Mamnoon_Hussain_Stop_the_execution_of_paralyzed_prisoner_Abdul_Basit_in_Faisalabad_Jail/?aCAxqdb Reprieve +44 (0) 7792 351 660 For immediate release: Sat July 25, 2015 Pakistan to execute paraplegic next week, as … Continue reading

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.@TheJusticeDept: Prevent Florida from resuming executions!

Death Penalty News: Florida: Executions Back on Track after High Court Ruling The US Supreme Court has ruled that the drug midazolam is acceptable for use in lethal injections. 4 Oklahoma convicts had challenged the drugs use, and Florida courts … Continue reading

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@NCADP calls on us to view @USSupremeCourt’s #CruelAndUnusual death penalty decision as call to action

NATIONAL COALITION TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY: AMERICANS SHOULD VIEW LETHAL INJECTION DECISION AS CALL TO ACTION Washington, DC—Following the Supreme Court ruling this morning in Glossip v. Gross that Oklahoma may use the drug Midozalam as they carry out … Continue reading

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Reprieve: execution of mentally ill Pakistani man stayed

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8161 For immediate release: Mon June 15, 2015 Lahore High Court stays execution of severely mentally ill Pakistani   A divisional bench of the Lahore High Court has stayed the execution of a man scheduled … Continue reading

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#DeathPenaltyRepeal: Witness to Innocence applauds Nebraska legislators

May 27, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Kathy Spillman, 2670.519.4583; 267.847.1482; kspillman@witnesstoinnocence.org Innocence Plays a Critical Role in Nebraska Death Penalty Repeal: Legislators vote to override Governor Pete Rickett’s Veto (Philadelphia) On Wednesday, May 27 Nebraska became the first Republican-controlled … Continue reading

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DEATH PENALTY ABOLITIONISTS ON NEBRASKA REPEAL: “TODAY IS A GREAT DAY”

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Celebrates the Repeal of the Death Penalty in Nebraska Washington, DC—The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) today released a statement on the news that the state legislature successfully overrode the … Continue reading

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Reprieve: A fourth stay of execution for Shafqat Hussain

Reprieve: +44 (0) 207 553 8161 For immediate release: Tues May 5, 2015 Court stays juvenile’s execution over Pakistani government age inquiry failings   A Pakistan court today stayed the execution of Shafqat Hussain, who was sentenced to death as … Continue reading

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