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Taiwan: Broken promises as six executed - 21 December 2012

Taiwan’s execution of six people on Friday makes a mockery of the authorities’ stated commitment to abolish the death penalty, Amnesty International said. Taiwan’s execution of six people on Friday makes a mockery of the authorities’ stated commitment to abolish the death penalty. Media Node:  Taiwan dp image At a Glance:  The six men were executed by shootingFive people were executed in 201155 people are awaiting execution and have exhausted all appeals Story Location:  Taiwan 23° 29' 15.3564" N, 120° 53' 36.798" E “Instead of offering feeble excuses the authorities should deliver on their commitments to respect everyone's human rights” Source:  Roseann Rife, Head of East Asia, Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 21/12/2012

Pakistán: Detengan la oleada de ejecuciones tras el ataque de Peshawar

El gobierno de Pakistán debe poner fin inmediatamente a la oleada de ejecuciones que se está produciendo en el país tras el ataque contra la escuela de Peshawar, que ya ha matado a 19 personas en el último mes, ha declarado Amnistía Internacional. El gobierno de Pakistán debe poner fin inmediatamente a la oleada de ejecuciones que se está produciendo en el país tras el ataque contra la escuela de Peshawar, que ya ha matado a 19 personas en e

Pakistan. Il faut mettre fin à la vague d’exécutions qui fait suite à l’attaque de Peshawar

Le gouvernement pakistanais doit mettre un terme à la série d’exécutions qui fait suite à l’attaque contre l’école de Peshawar, 19 personnes ayant déjà été mises à mort au cours du mois dernier. Le gouvernement pakistanais doit mettre un terme à la série d’exécutions qui fait suite à l’attaque contre l’école de Peshawar, 19 personnes ayant déjà été mises à mort au cours du mois dernie

Pakistan: End wave of executions in wake of Peshawar attack - 16 January 2015

Headline Title:  Pakistan: End wave of executions in wake of Peshawar attack Pakistan’s government must immediately put an end to the spate of executions in the country in the wake of the Peshawar school attack, which has already seen 19 people put to death over the past mo Pakistan’s government must immediately put an end to the spate of executions in the country in the wake of the Peshawar school attack, which has already seen 19 people put to death over the past month.  Media Node:  Pakistan Story Location:  Pakistan 29° 48' 58.9212" N, 64° 9' 43.7544" E “The killing spree that is unfolding in Pakistan must end immediately. As horrific as the Peshawar attack was, proving you are tough on crime by carrying out more killings is never the answer to combating violence. ” Source:  David Griffiths, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director. URL:  Pakistan: Plans to execute 500 more prisoners ‘deeply disturbing’ Description:  News Story, 22 December 2014. URL:  Pakistan: Executions not the answer to combating terrorism Description:  News Story, 19 December 2014.

Pakistan: End wave of executions in wake of Peshawar attack

Pakistan’s government must immediately put an end to the spate of executions in the country in the wake of the Peshawar school attack, which has already seen 19 people put to death over the past month, Amnesty International said. Pakistan’s government must immediately put an end to the spate of executions in the country in the wake of the Peshawar school attack, which has already seen 19 people put to death over the past mo

إندونيسيا: أوقفوا الإعدام الوشيك لستة أشخاص رمياً بالرصاص - 15 January 2015

Headline Title:  إندونيسيا: أوقفوا الإعدام الوشيك لستة أشخاص رمياً بالرصاص قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إنه يتعين على إندونيسيا أن توقف على الفور ترتيباتها لإعدام ستة أشخاص- هم أندونيسي وخمسة من الرعايا قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إنه يتعين على إندونيسيا أن توقف على الفور ترتيباتها لإعدام ستة أشخاص- هم أندونيسي وخمسة من الرعايا الأجانب- بعد تأكيد مكتب النائب العام اليوم أن تنفيذ عمليات الإعدام سيتم رمياً بالرصاص يوم الأحد، 18 يناير/كانون الثاني 2015  Media Node:  Indonesia AR Story Location:  إندونيسيا 1° 30' 28.6308" S, 114° 20' 48.1272" E “لقد امتطت الحكومة الجديدة في إندونيسيا صهوة الوعود بتحسين مستوى احترام حقوق الإنسان في تشكيلها، ولكن تنفيذ هذه الإعدامات سوف يشكل خطوة إلى الوراء. وبدلاً من قتل المزيد من الناس، يتعين على الحكومة أن تفرض على الفور وقفاً لاستخدام عقوبة الإعدام بهدف إلغائها في نهاية المطاف” Source:  روبرت أبوت، مدير الأبحاث في منظمة العفو الدولية لجنوب شرق آسيا والمحيط الهادئ URL:  Indonesia: Further information: Prisoners facing imminent execution named Description:  Urgent Action, 13 January 2015.

Indonesia: Stop imminent execution of six people by firing squad - 15 January 2015

Headline Title:  Indonesia: Stop imminent execution of six people by firing squad Indonesia must immediately halt plans to put to death six people – one Indonesian and five foreign nationals – by firing squad this week, Amnesty International said after the Attorney General’s off Indonesia must immediately halt plans to put to death six people – one Indonesian and five foreign nationals – by firing squad this week, Amnesty International said after the Attorney General’s office today confirmed the executions would be carried out on Sunday. Media Node:  Indonesia Story Location:  Indonesia 1° 30' 28.6308" S, 114° 20' 48.1272" E “Indonesia’s new government took office on the back of promises to improve respect for human rights, but carrying out these executions would be a regressive move. Rather than putting to death more people, the government should immediately impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to its eventual abolition. ” Source:  Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s Research Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. URL:  Indonesia: Further information: Prisoners facing imminent execution named Description:  Urgent Action, 13 January 2015.

باكستان: تُعد نية إعدام 500 سجين أمرا "يبعث على عميق القلق" - 22 December 2014

Headline Title:  باكستان: تُعد نية إعدام 500 سجين أمرا "يبعث على عميق القلق" قالت منظمة العفو الدولية أن ما زُعم عن خطط باكستان تنفيذ أحكام الإعدام بخمسمائة شخص آخرين تبعث على "عميق القلق" ولن تسهم في قالت منظمة العفو الدولية أن ما زُعم عن خطط باكستان تنفيذ أحكام الإعدام بخمسمائة شخص آخرين تبعث على "عميق القلق" ولن تسهم في حماية المدنيين من النزاع الدائر مع حركة طالبان  Media Node:  pak jail AR Twitter Tag:  pakistan Story Location:  United Kingdom 29° 23' 13.0632" N, 72° 4' 13.1268" E See map: Google Maps “إن عدد المزمع إعدامهم كما جاء في التقارير يبعث على عميق القلق ويشير إلى تراجع الحكومة التي ظلت حتى الأسبوع الماضي تحترم حظراً اختياريا فرضته على تنفيذ الإعدامات” Source:  ديفيد غريفيثس، نائب مدير برنامج آسيا والباسيفيكي بمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Pakistan: Executions not the answer to combating terrorism Description:  News, 19 December 2014

Pakistan: Plans to execute 500 more prisoners ‘deeply disturbing’ - 22 December 2014

Headline Title:  Pakistan: Plans to execute 500 more prisoners ‘deeply disturbing’ Pakistan's reported plans to execute 500 more people are “deeply disturbing” and would do nothing to protect civilians from the conflict with the Tali Pakistan's reported plans to execute 500 more people are “deeply disturbing” and would do nothing to protect civilians from the conflict with the Taliban. Media Node:  pak jail Twitter Tag:  pakistan Story Location:  United Kingdom 29° 23' 13.0632" N, 72° 4' 13.1268" E See map: Google Maps “Not only would executing death row prisoners do nothing to protect civilians caught up in this conflict, it could ratchet up the already very high level of violence in Pakistan.” Source:  Amnesty International's David Griffiths URL:  Pakistan: Executions not the answer to combating terrorism Description:  News, 19 December 2014

Record number of UN member states back call for global end to executions - 19 December 2014

Headline Title:  Record number of UN member states back call for global end to executions A record number of countries yesterday threw their weight behind a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a vi A record number of countries have thrown their weight behind a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally. Media Node:  DP noose Twitter Tag:  DeathPenalty “This vote sends an important signal that more and more countries are willing to take steps to end the use of the death penalty once and for all.” Source:  Amnesty International's Chiara Sangiorgio