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Stop Gambia’s Execution Spree

After 27 years of not using the death penalty, President Yahya Jammeh has decided to bring it back to ‘rid the country of all criminals’.

9 executions took place on 23rd August, without warning, time for appealing or even time to say goodbye.The remaining 38 inmates on death row are expected to be executed by mid-September.

Political dissent is being disguised as treason, which is a capital offence. The President has also threatened to behead all homosexuals.

Sign Amnesty’s petition calling for a retraction and restoring the unofficial moratorium of the death penalty.

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Success for Amnesty Campaign

Three weeks ago, we asked for your help to make Royal Bank of Scotland end its investment in companies that produce cluster bombs – and you did us proud. Over 1,000 of you donated to an ad campaign to shame RBS. Over 11,000 of you emailed the bank’s Chief Executive. And hundreds more wrote, rang and tweeted your revulsion.

So I’m delighted to share the news that last week RBS changed their policy and agreed to cease investments in companies involved in the production of cluster munitions – thanks to you. At first RBS flat out denied our allegations. But in the end, it seems the threat of our ad campaign was just the pressure they needed to change their minds.

They have now committed to drawing up a new policy and have frozen their dealings with companies involved in the manufacture of cluster bombs while they do so. They’re also going to work with the UK Government and other banks to draw up a code of conduct. Find out what RBS said and how we’re going to hold them to account

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Troy Davis to be executed on 21st September

We, the UNDERSIGNED, call on Georgia authorities to take all steps necessary to ensure that Troy Anthony Davis does not face execution. Seven of the nine witnesses have changed their story and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime. No one should be executed, especially when there are so many doubts about guilt.

This case has generated widespread attention because so many people in Georgia and throughout the world are disturbed by the thought of a man being executed when so much doubt about his guilt remains unresolved. Nothing can undermine public faith in a criminal justice system faster than an execution when there are still serious doubts about guilt. Georgia cannot afford to make such a mistake, and we urge Georgia officials to do everything in their power to prevent such an injustice from taking place.