One of the most barbarous social injustices is capital punishment and in the modern world it is time this was eradicated for good. Most certainly it should not be reintroduced after a period of sixty years!
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Three men in the Maldives face death by hanging ‘in the next few days.
Please take the following action to urge the government of the Maldives to stop the executions
Urge the maldives to stop all executions immediately:
More Information from Amnesty International
“The Minister of Home Affairs Azleen Ahmed announced this week that the Maldives will start executing people again ‘in the next few days’, leaving three men on death row who have exhausted all legal avenues at imminent risk.”
“On the wrong side of history
For more than sixty years, the Maldives led the way in the Asia-Pacific region by shunning this inhuman form of punishment. Yet now, when most of the world has turned its back on the sickening death penalty, the popular tropical nation risks being on the wrong side of history and earning global notoriety for re-instating its use of barbaric executions. ”
“Lives are too precious
The Maldives has also agreed to cooperate with the Human Rights Committee. Should they go ahead with the executions, they would be breaking international law, including their duty to protect the three men’s right to life.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. People’s lives are too precious to be ended with such cruel haste, and the Maldives still has time to turn back.
Join us now in urging the Maldives to stop any plans to resume executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty altogether. “
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Execution is an act of violence, it has no place in the modern world and should now be consigned to history. Please help save three lives by sending an e-mail and sharing this Urgent Action