July 20, 2015

Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!

Moses Akatugba was imprisoned at 16 years old, tortured, and sentenced to death. Ten years and over 800,000 actions later, he walked out of prison on June 2, 2015.

Recent Victories

August 19, 2011
Benin is about to abolish the death penalty, joining countries worldwide that have ratified a treaty to end capital punishment.
June 24, 2011

The Arkansas Supreme Court has issued a stay of execution in the case of Marcel Wayne Williams, who was scheduled to be executed in Arkansas on 12 July.

March 25, 2011
The decision comes amid concern at mass human rights violations committed during an ongoing crackdown on dissent and an increased use of the death penalty.
March 10, 2011
Illinois will become the 16th state in the USA to ban capital punishment when the law signed by Governor Quinn comes into effect on 1 July.