The US attorney general has imposed a moratorium on all federal executions while the justice department reviews its policies and procedures on capital punishment. Activists have been pushing for a halt since the Trump administration.
Tag: Capital Punishment
On April 24, political prisoner and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 60. He has spent over half his life in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row, and most recently, since early 2012, he has been in general population at SCI Mahanoy where he still faces life in prison despite ample evidence of his innocence.
Debra Jean Milke was detained on Arizona’s death row for nearly 20 years, largely because a police detective said she confessed to plotting her 4-year-old son’s murder.
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Elie Wiesel…
Jeremy Irons outlines arguments against capital punishment in a clip to support Amnesty International’s campaign against the death penalty.
The death penalty in China took a sinister twist when authorities started supplying organs from executed priosoners.
A meeting in London on 6 December 2007 heard the latest on the case of US political prisoner and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Mumia is only 54 years old but has already spent 26 years on Death Row.
On 26th September 2006 three judges made their ruling and denied an appeal despite seven key witnesses recanting their testimony. There is evidence that Troy did not receive a fair trial.