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Illinois General Assembly Votes to Abolish Death Penalty

On January 11, the Illinois Senate joined the Illinois House of Representatives in voting to abolish the death penalty. If...


Montana Senate Votes to Abolish Death Penalty

By a 26-24 vote, the Montana Senate yesterday voted to repeal the death penalty. Twenty-two Democrats and 4 Republicans voted for the measure (SB 185), which now goes to the House.

October 11, 2018 • Press Release

Washington Becomes the 20th State to Abolish the Death Penalty  

Reacting to news that the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled the death penalty violates its Constitution, Kristina Roth, Senior Program Officer at Amnesty International USA stated: “This is tremendous news …

September 13, 2018 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Will Continue Its Fight for New Hampshire to Abolish the Death Penalty

Reacting to news that the New Hampshire state legislature has failed to override the Governor’s veto, which would have ended the death penalty in New Hampshire once and for all, …

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40 years of campaigning to abolish the death penalty

By Kristina Roth, Senior Program Officer for Criminal Justice Programs, Amnesty International USA October 10 was the 15th annual World Day Against the Death Penalty. In 1977 Amnesty International held a conference in Sweden on the death penalty, leading to the Declaration of Sto...


Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty

For four days, death penalty abolitionists from around the country will gather at the steps of the Supreme Court to call for an end to capital punishment in the United …


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10 Reasons to Abolish the Death Penalty

Today, Amnesty International released its annual report on the use of the death penalty worldwide. 2015 was a year of extremes – the number of executions worldwide skyrocketed, but here in …

August 27, 2015 • Press Release

Burkina Faso: Opportunity to abolish the death penalty must be seized

Burkina Faso must seize the opportunity to abolish the death penalty, Amnesty International said on the eve of parliamentary sessions which will culminate in an historic vote.


VICTORY: Nebraska Becomes the 19th US State to Abolish the Death Penalty!

Wow, who would have thought it possible? Red-state Nebraska (with a few purple splotches) actually has repealed the death penalty by voting to override the Governor’s veto! And who were the people responsible for finally pushing this through? A strong coalition of abolitionists, plus some unlikely suspects, that’s who.

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