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May 16, 2023 • Press Release

DEATH PENALTY 2022: Recorded Executions Skyrocket to Highest Figure in Five Years

Recorded executions in 2022 reached the highest figure in five years, as the Middle East and North Africa’s most notorious executioners carried out killing sprees, Amnesty International said today as it released its annual review of the death penalty.

April 4, 2023 • Page

Interfaith Action Against the Death Penalty: April 2023

October 11, 2022 • Event

World Day Against the Death Penalty & Indigenous People’s Day: a Conversation about the Death Penalty, LWOP and Indigenous Rights

October 10th is the 20th World Day Against the Death Penalty and this year’s theme is “Death Penalty: a road paved with torture.” As World Day falls on Indigenous People’s …

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 Death Penalty Action Network

Are you interested in getting involved in AIUSA’s death penalty work? Fill out this form and we’ll connect you with a State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator 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 …