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July 2 2016
Address and the Final Ceremony by Mario Marazziti. Nobel Peace Prize Room, City Hall. June 23rd 2016

CITIES FOR LIFE – CITIES AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo

by Mario Marazziti
June 25 2016

Pope Francis: “Death penalty is unacceptable”

Pope Francis addresses the authorities, the associations, the activists and the civil society gathered in Oslo on the occasion of the World Congress Against the Death Penalty through a video message.
June 21 2016
The 6th Congress Against the Death Penalty opens today in Oslo

The Community of Sant'Egidio takes part in the congress with delegations from Italy, Congo, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Indonesia

1500 attendants coming from over 80 countries. Among them, 20 ministers, 200 diplomats, members of different parliaments, scholars, lawyers, members of various associations and civil society actors
May 25 2016
"The laws are not perfect and judges cannot make mistakes. When you think that laws are perfect, this is the beginning of injustice", said Mgr. Suharyo

Church and civil society against new executions

Jakarta is among the 15 cities in Indonesia where in the past years the event "Cities for Life, Cities against the Death Penalty" was held, organized by Sant'Egidio in over two thousand municipalities in the five continents
May 17 2016
Save the date / 21 - 23 June 2016

6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo from June 21 to 23, 2016 in Oslo, Norway

May 17 2016
Kho Jabing was convicted of murder in 2011

Urgent action needed to halt the execution of Kho Jabing

The family of Sarawakian Kho Jabing, 31, received a letter from the Singapore Prison Service on May 12, 2016 informing them that his execution had been scheduled for May 20, 2016.
May 14 2016

Belarus executes another death convict

According to Andrei Paluda, coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus”, Siarhei Ivanou’s relatives have confirmed his death.
May 14 2016

Supreme Court confirms death sentence for Siarhei Khmialeuski

Defense lawyer Ms. Kalinina said there was no evidence of her client’s guilt of the other murder episode and asked to commute the death sentence to 25 years in prison
May 4 2016

The death sentence of Hector Garcia, was changed to a sentence of life with the possibility of parole

Hector had the opportunity to meet with and hug his relatives for the first time in over 26 years
April 2 2016

Support the appeal launched by the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in order to save the life of Kenneth FULTS (Georgia-USA), aged 48, whose execution is scheduled on next April 12


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