Tag Archives: death penalty

Reprieve: UK PM @David_Cameron is prioritizing trade over human rights

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8140 For immediate release: Monday Nov 9, 2015 UK ended executions 50 years ago today – Reprieve comment   Commenting on the 50th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in Britain, Maya Foa, … Continue reading

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Reprieve: a mother’s plea for mercy to Pakistan’s president

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8140 For immediate release: Wed Sept 30, 2015 Paraplegic set to hang in Pakistan appeals to President for mercy A paraplegic – whose execution was stayed after he had been dressed in black, had his … Continue reading

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Reprieve: Pakistan to execute another man arrested as a juvenile

Reprieve Update 9/29/15: The Pakistani authorities have this morning executed a man who was almost certainly a juvenile at the time of the alleged offence. Ansar Iqbal was arrested in 1994 on murder charges – which he denied – and … Continue reading

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Reprieve: UN experts decry Saudi Arabia’s pending ‘crucifixion’ of protester arrested at age 17

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8166 For immediate release: Wed Sept 23, 2015 UN experts call on Saudi to halt juvenile ‘crucifixion’   A group of UN experts have called on the government of Saudi Arabia to halt its plans … Continue reading

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Crip solidarity Austria joins in on urging @GovJayNixon to halt executions

Please share the note from Crip solidarity Austria (an informal group of disabled activists) on social media to raise awareness that other nations are observing and speaking out against U.S. governors who are executing the mentally ill in astonishing numbers. … Continue reading

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Reprieve: Pakistan plans proceduce for executing man paralyzed by their negligence

Reprieve +44 (0) 7792 351 660 For immediate release: Mon Aug 31, 2015 Jail to explain tomorrow how it will hang disabled prisoner Jail authorities in Lahore have been given 24 hours to explain how they will physically hang a … Continue reading

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Reprieve: Pakistan petitions to execute paralyzed man, and psychotic man

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8140 For immediate release: Mon Aug 24, 2015 Pakistan seeks court permission to hang paraplegic and mentally ill prisoners this week   The Pakistani authorities will this week petition courts in the country for permission … Continue reading

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