Depending on where you live, you can be beheaded for charges of sorcery, stoned for adultery, or hanged for drugs smuggling. This is 2017, and the death penalty is still very much alive.
We campaign for an end to all executions around the world – no matter what the circumstances.
Philippines: Stop encouraging murder
More than 5,000 people have been killed in the Philippines since July, when President Duterte launched a ‘war on drugs’, with the instruction that anyone believed to be connected to the drugs trade could legitimately be murdered. The police have been given free reign to carry out extrajudicial executions, Duterte has suggested that there will be financial rewards for people who murder ‘drugs suspects’, and admitted to killing suspected criminals himself.
Call on authorities in the Philippines to stop sanctioning murder and to protect the right to life for all citizens. Please sign the petition here.