Sunday, October 9, 2011

10 October is the 9th World Day Against the Death Penalty

This year's World Day
focuses on the inhumanity of the death penalty as a cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment. The dreadful conditions on death row inflict extreme psychological suffering and execution is a physical and mental assault.

Death row inmates around the world are held in appalling conditions: the cells are not suitable for a human being; the dietary regime is inadequate; and access to medical care is difficult.

Not only are inmates placed in physical cruel and unusual circumstances, but their mind is also greatly affected by their situation, with many death row inmates suffering from mental illness and mental disabilities as a result of their death sentence.

Executions, regardless of the method used, are cruel and inhumane. They can and do go wrong in many cases.

To stop this, sign the petition! GO here

World Coalition Against the Death Penalty here

Activists Commemorate 9th World Day Against the Death Penalty here

Help the Pacific Rise Above the Death Penalty here

US and International articles daily with Alarming US Stats and World Day items. (Yes to Pakistan for their long moratorium and for resisting a pre-meditated execution for so long!) GO to Death Penalty News and Updates here


CN said...

Oct 10, 1963 and October 10, 1967: Discussions on banning WMD need heeding by all yet esp. those with them (are you deaf, US?)

connie nash said...

In 1988, when DPF was founded, only 35 nations worldwide had abolished the death penalty completely, and another 18 had abolished it for ordinary crimes. Today, 139 countries, most of the nations on earth, have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice.

The US, sadly, is in the very bad company of China, North Korea and Yemen as one of the top executing nations.

connie nash said...

Death Penalty Focus (California)is in the leadership of this international abolition movement, as a member of the Steering Committee of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

Every year, on October 10th, World Day Against the Death Penalty, the World Coalition's 125 member organizations in 35 countries, participate in an international program of education and activism against the death penalty.

connie nash said...

This year, the 9th World Day Against the Death Penalty is focusing on The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty. We have launched a Petition drive in support of the United Nations resolution calling for a worldwide end to the use of the death penalty. This resolution will be voted on in the General Assembly of the UN in December of 2012.

We hope you will join DPF in the leadership of US participation in this international movement toward abolition by signing the 2011 International Petition Against the Death Penalty. This movement is growing and gaining momentum, both in the US and all over the world, and we are very excited to be a part of it.

Thank you again for your steadfast support of Death Penalty Focus.

connie nash said...

Plz also go to Center For Constitutional Rights to see a clear description as to why the Death Penalty is part and parcel with torture.