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International, Society

Death penalty is ‘inadmissible,’ says Pope Francis

Pope Francis has changed Roman Catholic Church policy on the death penalty to say it is always inadmissible because it attacks the inherent dignity of all humans. The human rights advocacy group, Amnesty International is praising the pope for his »

International, Politics

Ottawa to seek clemency for all Canadians facing execution

The federal government will seek clemency for all Canadians facing execution worldwide, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion said Monday. In a statement issued after Dion’s meeting with Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, »

International, Society

Amnesty protests Saudi executions, unfair trials

Saudi Arabia is executing an average of one person every two days after convicting them in grossly unfair trials, says Amnesty International, and countries like Canada should take action to stop it. ‘A human rights travesty’ “It is a human »