10 October 2011, 9th World Day Against the Death Penalty: the inhumanity of the Death Penalty

20/09/2011
Press release
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On 10 October 2011, the 9th World Day is to raise awareness on the inhumanity of the death penalty throughout the entire process, from sentence to execution.
This year’s World Day focuses on the inhumanity of the death penalty as a cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment.

The dreadful conditions on death row inflict extreme psychological suffering and execution is a physical and mental assault.

Death row inmates around the world there are held in appalling conditions: the cells are not suitable for a human being; the dietary regime is inadequate; and access to medical care is difficult.

Not only are inmates placed in physical cruel and unusual circumstances, but their mind is also greatly affected by their situation, with many death row inmates suffering from mental illness and mental disabilities as a result of their death sentence.

Executions, regardless of the method used, are cruel and inhumane. They can and do go wrong in many cases.

To know more about the death penalty:

Leaflet World Day 2011 on the inhumanity of the death penalty
- English Version
- French Version

Factsheet on the inhumanity of the death penalty - 2011 World Day
- English Version
- French Version

Facts and Figures about the Death Penalty 2011
- English Version
- French Version

World Day Mobilisation Kit
- English Version
- French Version

World Day 2011 Petition
- English Version
- French Version

2010 World Day Report on the USA
- English Version
- French Version

Pedagogical Guide: Teaching Abolition (2nd Edition)
- English Version
- French Version

Call for initiatives

Photos of the "abolition village" in front of the Paris city hall on the 10th October 2011

On 10 October 2011, take action against the death penalty!
Get in touch with the World Coalition to tell us about events scheduled on October 10, 2011.

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