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July 21, 2015

A 10-year hiatus in executions is a milestone for the protection of the right to life and the eventual abolition of the death penalty in Zimbabwe, said Amnesty International as the country marked a...

Press Release
July 21, 2015

The rejection of Yakub Memon’s curative petition in the Supreme Court today, paving the way for his imminent execution, is a disappointing and regressive step towards the continued use of the death...

Press Release
July 16, 2015

The decision by President Edgar Lungu to commute the sentences of 332 prisoners awaiting death by hanging to life imprisonment is a laudable first step and a ‘triumph’ for the right to life.

Press Release
June 29, 2015

Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA, had the following reaction to today’s decision by the Supreme Court regarding lethal injection

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