Death Penalty

01/04/2007

UN chief raises eyebrows by not repeating organization's opposition to death penalty

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, ran into trouble on his first day of work Tuesday over Saddam Hussein's execution when he failed to state the United Nations' opposition to the death penalty and said capital punishment should be a decision of i
01/04/2007

Italy Calls For United European Front Against Death Penalty

The Italian government has said it will campaign to abolish the death penalty worldwide, using its position as one of 15 UN Security Council members. It wants the European Union to support its efforts.
Italy has asked the European Union for supp
01/04/2007

Politician on hunger strike

Rome – The head of Italy’s libertarian Radical Party, Marco Pannella, yesterday began the second week of a hunger strike launched to urge a worldwide moratorium on capital punishment. It was sparked by the passing of the death sentence on Saddam Huss
01/03/2007

MORATORIUM ON CAPITAL EXECUTIONS, NOW

Radical Party leader and European Parliamentarian Marco Pannella, also President of Hands Off Cain, completed eight days of a total hunger and thirst strike. On January 3, 2007, he discontinued the thirst strike for 24-48 hours in order continue with
01/03/2007

MARCO PANNELLA STOPPED, AFTER 183 HOURS, THE THIRST STRIKE AND KEEPS ON WITH THE HUNGER STRIKE.

Rome, January, 3rd, 2007 (3.20 p.m.) - After 183 hours from the beginnig of the nonviolent initiative, the radical leader Marco Pannella stopped the thirst strike, keeping on with the hunger strike. At the beginning, the initiative aimed to obtain fr
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