As part of our 50th anniversary actions against the death penalty, more than 250,000 people around the world signed our petition calling for an end to executions in Belarus. Among them were English playwright Tom Stoppard and the internationally acclaimed actor, Vanessa Redgrave.
Belarus is the only state in Europe that uses the death penalty. Together we showed the Belarusian government what a shameful distinction that is.
Find out what happened when we tried to deliver our petition.
Our 50th anniversary actions against the death penalty, which also covered China, Iran, Mongolia and Saudi Arabia, have now closed. But around the world, people continue to face execution. You can make a difference.
The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state in the name of justice. Find out more.