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April 20, 2021 • Report

Death penalty 2020: Despite Covid-19, some countries ruthlessly pursued death sentences and executions

The unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic were not enough to deter 18 countries from carrying out executions in 2020, Amnesty International said today in its annual global review of …

October 26, 2020 • Event

Timeline of an Execution: the Death Penalty in America

Scott Langley, Amnesty International activists, photographer, and death penalty abolitionist will share his photos on the death penalty in the United States, with a special focus on Troy Davis’ execution.

February 27, 2020 • Report

Countries cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in the Americas in 2019

As millions took to the streets to protest rampant violence, inequality, corruption and impunity, or were forced to flee their countries in search of safety, states across the Americas clamped …

April 9, 2019 • Report

Death penalty 2018: Dramatic fall in global executions

Global executions fell by almost one-third last year to the lowest figure in at least a decade, Amnesty International said in its 2018 global review of the death penalty published …

October 12, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Tennessee Man at Imminent Risk of Execution (USA: UA 183.18)

Edmund Zagorski has been on death row in Tennessee for over 30 years after allegedly receiving ineffective counsel. He was scheduled to be executed on 11 October, using a three-drug lethal injection. After challenges made through litigation, the state Governor issued a ten-day reprieve to allow for preparation of the execution. The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued an execution date of 1 November 2018, for Edmund Zagorski, for death by electrocution. Please continue to send appeals.

June 5, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: OAS member states must not turn their back on the victims of repression

In a response to the “Draft Declaration of Support for the People of Nicaragua” presented by the permanent missions of the United States and Nicaragua, to be discussed and voted at the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said the following:

August 23, 2017 • Press Release

Florida set to conduct its first execution in a year and a half

Ahead of a planned resumption of executions in Florida on August 24, 18 months after the last one, Amnesty International is issuing a paper on recent developments relating to the death penalty in the state.

April 7, 2017 • Report

Death Sentences and Executions 2016

For the first time since 2006, and only the second time since 1991, the United States is not among the world's five biggest executioners, Amnesty International said in its 2016 global review of the death penalty published today.

August 17, 2016 • Post

Jeffrey Wood is Scheduled for Execution on August 24th, but he Didn’t Commit Murder

As death sentences and executions dwindle around the country and most states are abandoning the death penalty, a few states are determined to keep executions rolling. Top of the list is Texas, the state that’s now gearing up to execute a man who never killed anyone.

August 19, 2015 • Press Release

International Human Rights Body Urges Stay of Execution for Nicaraguan Citizen

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) today found that the United States violated the human rights of a Nicaraguan citizen facing execution next week.