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Abolish Death Penalty

27 February 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Amnesty International Malaysia welcomes the decision by Sultan of...
Media statement by Member of Parliament for Batu Kawan and Publicity Secretary for Wanita DAP...
PRESS RELEASE Let The Rope Fall, says Amnesty International Malaysia It is time for Malaysia to...

Selangor state Clemency Board urged to commute death sentence imposed on Shahrul Izani Suparman

On the occasion of the 2016 World Day Against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International continues to campaign for the commutation of Shahrul Izani's death sentence and for the government of Malaysia to abolish the death penalty.

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Abolish the death penalty in Malaysia

The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state. According to Amnesty International’s Death Sentences and Executions 2013 & 2014 report, 990 people are on death row as at end 2014, including 648 sentenced for drug trafficking offences.

Mongolia’s parliament became the latest to consign the death penalty to the history books, in a major victory for human rights in the country, said Amnesty International today.
Amnesty International deplores the execution by hanging by the Egyptian authorities of Mahmoud Ramadan, a man convicted of murder in relation to political violence on 5 July 2013 in Alexandria after the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi, after his death sentence was upheld in February 2015 following an unfair trial.
The prolonged execution of a prisoner in Arizona yesterday represents another wake-up call for authorities in the USA to abolish the death penalty, said Amnesty International.
The decision by China’s Supreme People’s Court to overturn the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after suffering months of domestic abuse, highlights the urgent need for the authorities to do more to prevent violence against women, said Amnesty International.
Today’s release of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’ and to flogging for ‘adultery’, is a step towards undoing the horrific injustice visited on her, said Amnesty International today.
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Greetings, Human Rights Champions!

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