The latest death penalty report is now available and thanks to group member Lesley for assembling it. The full year summary has already been posted. It has been a particularly difficult month with a rash of executions in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan has been active as well. In earlier posts we have discussed the feeble response by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the execution of 47 individuals in Saudi recently and we have argued that the government is more concerned with arms sales than with the human rights in that country.
We have a small team which responds to urgent actions many of which are connected to the death penalty. You are welcome to join us and we will forward you details and cases from time to time.