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August 9, 2016

Detained Student Activist Released!

Phyoe Phyoe Aung was detained in Myanmar after helping to organize largely peaceful student protests. After 394,000 actions on h

Recent Victories

September 13, 2011

Seventeen Indian migrant workers who were sentenced to death in March 2010 for the murder of a Pakistani national in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have had their death sentences revoked on appeal. They are expected to be deported to India in the coming weeks.

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.