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Presentazione del Rapporto 2010 di Nessuno tocchi Caino
HANDS OFF CAIN PRESENTS THE 2010 REPORT ON THE DEATH PENALTY WORLDWIDE

July 31, 2010: the 2010 Report on the death penalty worldwide, edited by Elisabetta Zamparutti, was presented by Hands Off Cain at their headquarters in Rome. Attending the press conference was the President of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping. Mr Ping was awarded the “2010 Abolitionist of the Year” award, given by Hands Off Cain in recognition of the person who above all others was committed to the moratorium on capital punishment and the abolition of the death penalty.

Senate Vice President Emma Bonino, undersecretary to the Council President Gianni Letta, Foreign Affairs undersecretary Vincenzo Scotti, Hands Off Cain president Marco Pannella, Hands Off Cain honourary president Aldo Ajello, Hands Off Cain Secretary Sergio D’Elia and Elisabetta Zamparutti all participated. Ambassadors and numerous representatives of foreign embassies were also present.
During the conference, undersecretary to the Council President Gianni Letta said: "The commitment by this government makes up for preceding governments in successfully taking on concrete initiatives for the abolition of the death penalty." The undersecretary thanked Senate Vice President Emma Bonino and Radical leader Marco Pannella for their commitment. He emphasised that "despite often having different ideas, I have always appreciated this type of battle. The government will always be by your side in future initiatives."
 Chamber President Gianfranco Fini wrote in a message sent to the Association that "the death penalty strengthens a logic of violence and abuse that casts a shadow on the conscience of the entire collective human race and on its civil, moral and judicial progress. Its worldwide abolition constitutes an important objective for promoting a model of humanity coherently founded on the dignity of the individual as well as the rule of law and justice." After having reminded that "an important step forward was taken on December 18, 2007, with the approval of the resolution by the United Nations General Assembly," the Chamber president continued: "the terrible news presented by the 2010 report on the executions carried out in countries where the death penalty is still employed today confirms the necessity of not losing the commitment, by the entire international community, to constantly find a more effective strategy for the abolition of the death penalty at a global level. The strategy must be based on creating awareness and influencing worldwide public opinion and on the initiatives of governments and organisations."
Foreign Affairs undersecretary Vincenzo Scotti, interviewed at the conference, emphasised that the abolition of the death penalty is “a daily quest for everyone. An objective to be achieved through patience, consistency and through the strength of dialogue.”
Finally, Senate President Renato Schifani, through a greeting delivered by vice-president Emma Bonino, said that the choosing Jean Ping to receive the award showed the positive and encouraging abolitionist force in the African continent. (Sources: Agi, Ansa, 31/07/2010)

HANDS OFF CAIN 2010 REPORT: THE DATA CONFIRMS THE POSITIVE EVOLUTION TOWARDS THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY
HANDS OFF CAIN HANDS THE 2010 ABOLITIONIST OF THE YEAR AWARD TO JEAN PING, PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION
IRAN HANGS TWO FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
IRAN: MAN HANGED IN QAZVIN
AWARD PRESENTATION FOR ‘THE ABOLITIONIST OF THE YEAR 2010’ AND PRESENTATION OF HANDS OFF CAIN’S 2010 REPORT ‘THE DEATH PENALTY WORLDWIDE’
JAPAN HANGS TWO, BUT URGES DEBATE ON EXECUTION
IRAQ EXECUTED 230 PEOPLE FROM 2005-2009
IRAN: THREE PEOPLE HANGED IN THE PRISON OF AHVAZ
NIGERIA: THREE GET DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDER
YEMEN SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS DEATH PENALTY
CHINA 'MAY REVIEW EXECUTION POLICY CHANGES'
IRAN: HANDS OF FIVE PEOPLE AMPUTATED
IRAN: ONE MAN HANGED IN AHVAZ
LEBANON: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR SPYING FOR ISRAEL
IRAN: ANOTHER HANGED FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDI MAN EXECUTED FOR MURDER
TANZANIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ALBINO KILLING
MALAYSIA: DEATH SENTENCES UPHELD FOR MURDER OF ACTRESS
TEXAS (USA): MAN EXECUTED FOR DEATHS OF 2 HOUSTON OPERA SINGERS
NORTH KOREA REPORTEDLY EXECUTES FORMER OFFICIAL
IRAN: MAN HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
IRAN: FOUR MEN EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
VIETNAM: STUDENT SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
IRAN: FIVE MEN HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
PAKISTAN: TALIBAN EXECUTE TWO TRIBESMEN
CHINA: MAN EXECUTED FOR GUN TRADING
MOROCCO: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
GAMBIA COURT HANDS DEATH PENALTY TO COUP PLOTTERS
IRAQ: US HANDS OVER TARIQ AZIZ, OTHER DETAINEES
TENNESSEE (USA): GOVERNOR COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE OF WOMAN

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