Abolition U.K is a grassroots organisation formed in 2008. We are the only nationwide grassroots organization focused solely on the issue of death penalty abolition. We aim to strengthen the international dimension of the struggle against capital punishment.
We recognise the death penalty is the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights. By working towards the abolition of the death penalty we look to end the cycle of violence created by a system tarnished with fatal flaws and injustices.
CAMPAIGN for us Forthcoming Events
BREAKING NEWS IN JUSTIN WOLFE CASE!
Justin Wolfe on Virginia death row has had his appeal granted and conviction vacated. The decision comes mainly in response to an earlier hearing in which the actual triggerman, Owen Barber testified that Justin Wolfe was not involved. You can read the full article
International Day Against Stoning – July 11th
Our friends at Stop Stoning Now/Save Sakineh Ashtiani have a list of actions that we absolutely hope you choose to take part in. It’s vital that we keep up the pressure on the Iranian authorities to let them know we will not rest until Sakineh who is still imprisoned in Iran under threat of execution is free.
Steven Woods – Countdown to Execution Blog
Have you read Steven Woods blog? Steven is a law of parties case (legally innocent) on Texas death row and his blogs provide an honest, no holds barred account of his daily life and thoughts leading up to his pending execution.
We work to end the death penalty that:
• kills innocent people
• is arbitrary and unfairly applied
• is racist
• targets the poor
• is not a deterrent
• costs more than a life sentence
• does not provide closure
• perpetuates the cycle of violence by creating more victims