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June 27, 2022 • Report

Biden Must Take Action on Promise to End Federal Death Penalty

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Furman v. Georgia ruling, which temporarily outlawed executions in the USA, Amnesty International reminds President Biden and the federal authorities of the urgent need to meet his promise to work for permanent eradication of the death penalty. Justin Mazzola, Deputy Director, Research, at Amnesty International USA, said:

May 23, 2022 • Report

Death Penalty 2021: State-Sanctioned Killings Rise as Executions Spike in Iran and Saudi Arabia

2021 saw a worrying rise in executions and death sentences as some of the world’s most prolific executioners returned to business as usual and courts were unshackled from Covid-19 restrictions, Amnesty International said today in its annual review of the death penalty. 

March 2, 2022 • Page

Join AIUSA’s Death Penalty Abolition Work in Your State

December 3, 2021 • Event

Voices of the Death Penalty

AIUSA’s Dallas Local Group and Texas State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator, Rick Halperin, invite you to join Voices of the Death Penalty, December 11th at 12:30pm ET/11:30am CT/9:30am PT. This …

October 7, 2021 • Event

The Death Penalty in America: The Case Against Death

Join Florida activists October 15th from 9am-3pm ET a virtual symposium on the death penalty. This one-day, virtual event puts the practice of State executions on trial. Expert witnesses will …

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AIUSA Group 30: 19th World Day Against the Death Penalty – Honoring Women Loved Ones

Join AIUSA Local Group 30 and friends on October 10th at 9pm ET/8pm CT/6pm PT for an important panel discussion about the death penalty and life without parole (LWOP) with …

September 26, 2021 • Event

The Death Penalty: Not In My Name

October 11, 4:30 – 6:00 pm ET Register here!   Ray Krone was sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. Ray’s conviction was due in part to …

August 18, 2021 • Event

Politics and the Death Penalty

Saturday August 28, 2021 11:30 am – 1:30 pm CDT Register here! This webinar, “Politics and the Death Penalty,” will have 7 elected officials, representing both major parties, speaking about …

July 2, 2021 • Press Release

The Moratorium on Federal Executions Highlights Need to Abolish the Death Penalty, Once and For All

Responding to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland imposing a moratorium on federal executions while the Justice Department reviews its policies and procedures on capital punishment, Kristina Roth, the Senior Advocate for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, said:

May 26, 2021 • Event

A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays

Join us for an evening with Marc Bookman, author of A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays. Drawing from his 25+ years as a capital defense attorney …

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