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On District Attorney Larry Krasner’s fourth day in office, he fired 31 prosecutors in what the media characterized as one of the most “shocking and drastic shakeups that anyone could recall.” “The purge was on full display,” said Dann Cuellar of… 490 more words

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Sri Lanka’s Evolving Stance on the Death Penalty

The Advocates for Human Rights serves on the Steering Committee of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. In that capacity, The Advocates often collaborates with the World Coalition to engage in advocacy at the United Nations when a UN body reviews the human rights record of a country that retains the death penalty. 784 more words

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The Advocates’ lobbying against the death penalty packs a big punch at the Universal Periodic Review of Japan

Japan is one out of the fifty eight countries (including the United States) where the death penalty is still legal and actively carried out. In Japan, crimes punishable by execution include murder, terrorism, arson, and treason. 1,341 more words

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Based on recent media coverage, and a shocking endorsement of Beth Grossman by the Philadelphia Inquirer, we can safely assume that many Philadelphians left their homes this morning looking up at the clouds in fear. 424 more words

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Young artists share their vision for a world without the death penalty

Today, October 10, is the World Day Against the Death Penalty.   I am thinking back to a conference I attended in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, just a few weeks ago, on strategies for abolishing the death penalty. 514 more words

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Duterte and the Death Penalty

There is a matter that I constantly struggle with when thinking about the Philippines and my stance on the death penalty. The struggle stems from the fact that I am a supporter of Duterte but I oppose the death penalty. 2,830 more words

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Stop the execution of Marcellus Williams!

Marcellus Williams is scheduled for death on Tuesday despite circumstances that he might be innocent. Sign a petition to the Governor of Missouri to halt the execution. 290 more words

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