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October 4 2014

The Community of Sant'Egidio relaunches the appeal of Reyhaneh’s mother

President of the Community of Sant'Egidio Marco Impagliazzo about the case of the Iranian woman sentenced to death

The culture of life against death penalty

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"We collect and relaunch the appeal of Reyhaneh’s mother and we reiterate our total opposition to the death penalty: justice is done with the culture of life, not with the death penalty". It 's what has been stated to Adnkronos by the President of the Community of Sant'Egidio, Marco Impagliazzo, about the case of the young Iranian woman sentenced to death for the murder of the man who was raping her, whose mother, through Aki Adnkronos International, addressed an appeal to the Italian mothers and politicians, to the Pope and the Vatican.

"The death penalty is always unacceptable – Impagliazzo reaffirms - because you can not believe in a justice system that takes the life of a person. Italy is also committed at the UN against the death penalty and for Iran, which seems to show signs of international openness. This could be a good opportunity to be seized, even at diplomatic level, as well as an act of justice in favour of the value of the human



October 25 2016


October 15 2016

Human rights activist asks Pope to discuss the death penalty with Lukashenka

Andrei Paluda, coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus", has sent a letter to Pope Francis, asking him to touch upon the issue of capital punishment during his meeting with President Lukashenka.
October 10 2016
October 10,14th World Day Against the Death Penalty

On the 14th world day against the death penalty a conference entitled "No Justice Without Life" will be held in Japan

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
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October 24 2016
New York Times

The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End
June 4 2016
The Washington Post

Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty
May 23 2016

Malaysian death row convict loses final appeal in Singapore
May 23 2016

Vescovo filippino: È presto per giudicare il contraddittorio Duterte. No alla pena di morte
May 14 2016

Pfizer blocca i farmaci per la pena di morte negli Usa
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