Year
How to use the database
HANDS OFF CAIN’S 2015 REPORT
The worldwide situation (as of 30 June 2016)
EXECUTIONS IN 2014
EXECUTIONS IN 2015 (as of 30 June)
The most important facts of 2015 (and the first six months of 2016)
ADDRESS of Pope Francis
THE SMILING FACE OF THE MULLAHS
ANALYSIS OF THE 2015 REPORT DATA AND OBJECTIVES OF HANDS OFF CAIN
Reportage by Sergio D'Elia
Reportage by Marco Perduca
"THE ABOLITIONIST OF THE YEAR 2015” AWARD
Protocol of understanding between NTC and CNF
Dossier on death penalty and homosexuality
Final declaration of the Cairo workshop
Goals
Achievements
GENERAL MOTION OF THE FIFTH CONGRESS OF HOC
RESOLUTION OF THE KIGALI CONFERENCE
U.N. RESOLUTION 2014

U.N. RESOLUTION 2012
U.N. RESOLUTION 2010

REPORT ON THE 2ND ANNUAL EU FORUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY IN ZAMBIA

Videos

DECLARATION OF LIBREVILLE

Publications
Hands Off Cain Headquarters
U.N. RESOLUTION 2008

U.N. RESOLUTION 2007

Appeal To The United Nations
Board of Directors

LETHAL TRADE DOSSIER
2014 FREETOWN CONFERENCE Final Declaration
THE COTONOU DECLARATION 2014
DOSSIER IRAQ 2003

DOSSIER ON MORATORIUM
DOSSIER IRAQ 2012

DOSSIER USA 2011

NOBEL LAUREATES APPEAL
Bulletin Board
Sign up
Join appeal
Newsletter
Our Publications

UGANDA: PRISON AUTHORITIES OPPOSE DEATH PENALTY

June 21, 2012: The Uganda Prisons Services (UPS) has opposed the death penalty, saying the purpose of prisons is to rehabilitate wrong-doers, and not kill them.
"We are challenging the issue of death penalty," UPS spokesperson, Frank Baine said at the Uganda Human Rights Commission two-day Forum to promote the rights of detainees held at Imperial Royale Hotel that started June 20.
Baine said prisons are for rehabilitating and not hanging prisoners. "Our mandate is to have safe custody which is humane. We reform and re-integrate, not hanging."
"Prisoners are part of our family. By the time you hang, it is like you are hanging your own," he said.
The UPS spokesman said hanging prisoners traumatizes both staff and inmates and he pointed out that although death penalty is a constitutional matter, they are advocating for its change.
Currently there are 473 people on death row.
The interface that ends today is also intended to popularize the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act, 2012.
In his presentation on the "Condition of inmates in prisons: Achievements, challenges and recommendations" the Commissioner Custodial Services of UPS, Augustine Obura revealed that there are 242 prisoners on life imprisonment.
Another 10 are serving imprisonment for life, 266 between 20 to 30 years, 19 serving between 31 to 40 years, 24 between 41 to 50 years, one serving between 51 to 60 years and three prisoners serving between 61 to 70 years.
He cited specific instances of human rights violations arising from lack of basic provisions such as high prison congestion, prisons not complying with recommended standards, high remand population, dilapidated prisons, and more.
Obura revealed that 154 out of 226 prison units still use the bucket system, where prisoners merely use buckets to ease themselves.
He urged the judiciary to introduce judicial parole, a system where a prisoner who is remaining with a certain period of his sentence is released on condition of good discipline.
He revealed that a prisons client charter was being formulated and once completed, it would inform the public of the obligations of the Uganda Prisons Services towards them and would also make the body accountable to the public so as to reduce incidences of human rights violations.
The Director Monitoring and Inspections UHRC, Roselyn Karugonjo, Segawa gave an overview of the commission findings in places of detention in Uganda.
She urged UPS, ministry of internal affairs, Uganda Police Force and the director of public prosecution (DPP) to urgently release suspects being detained without files or charges.
However, the DPP Richard Butera wanted to know where this occurs.
Among the findings Karugonjo pointed out was that suspects in military detention facilities take months before being brought to court.
Army Spokesman, Col. Felix Kulayigye said the number of inmates in military detention centres had reduced following a Constitutional Court Ruling that stopped them from trying non-combatants. (Sources: newvision.co.ug, 21/06/2012)

SAUDI ARABIA COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE HANDED TO SIX IRANIANS
MALAYSIA: IRANIAN BUSINESSMAN TO HANG FOR DRUGS
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED PUBLICLY
ALGERIA: AL-QAEDA'S NORTH AFRICA CHIEF SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ABSENTIA
IRAQ: THREE MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TERRORISM
NORTH CAROLINA (USA): PERDUE VETOES REWRITE OF RACIAL JUSTICE ACT
ARIZONA (USA): SAMUEL LOPEZ EXECUTED FOR 1986 MURDER
MALAYSIA: FOUR SENT TO THE GALLOWS FOR TRAFFICKING CANNABIS
NIGERIA: TWO BROTHERS GET DEATH SENTENCE FOR ROBBERY
INDIA: CLEMENCY FOR 3 DEATH ROW INMATES
VIETNAM: THAI GIRL GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUGS
IRAN: WOMAN 'ADULTERER'S' SENTENCING TO DEATH BY STONING 'CANCELLED', SAYS LAWYER
INDIA: HC COMMUTES DEATH PENALTY OF MAN WHO KILLED PREGNANT WIFE
INDIA: LAW AND JUSTICE MINISTER FAVOURS ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY
CHINA: FOUR DRUG TRAFFICKERS EXECUTED
INDIA: PRESIDENT PRATIBHA PATIL DEFENDS RECORD DEATH ROW PARDONS
USA: NO MORE LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR JUVENILES, COURT RULES
UAE: DEATH SENTENCE FOR SELLING POT
JORDAN: DEATH SENTENCE ISSUED IN ROBBERY-MURDER
N. KOREA: FOUR RETURNED REFUGEES EXECUTED
INDONESIA MOVING TO REDUCE DEATH ROW POPULATION BY INCREASING RATE OF EXECUTIONS
CINA: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY FOR MAN IN BANK BLAST
IRAN: TWO PEOPLE AT IMMINENT DANGER OF EXECUTION FOR CONSUMING ALCOHOL
KUWAIT: DEATH SENTENCE AWARDED TO KUWAITI FOR MURDERING MAID
ARKANSAS (USA): SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN EXECUTION LAW
SUDAN: FORMER COMMISSIONER IN DARFUR SENTENCED TO DEATH AFTER DISCOVERY OF MASS GRAVE
VIETNAM: YOUNG WOMAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
UAE: MAN SENTENCED TO EXECUTION BY FIRING SQUAD IN RAS AL KHAIMAH
IRAN: FOUR MEN HANGED FOR RAPE
PAKISTAN: DEATH SENTENCE, 112-YR JAIL TERM FOR CONVICT

1 2 3 [Succ >>]
2019
january
february
  2018
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2017
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2016
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2015
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
2014
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2013
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2012
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2011
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2010
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2009
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
2008
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2007
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2006
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2005
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2004
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
IRAN. HANDS OFF CAIN, REDUCTION OF DRUG EXECUTIONS BUT NUMBERS REMAIN WORRISOME
  HUMAN RIGHTS: DEMONSTRATION OF THE RADICAL PARTY BEFORE IRANIAN EMBASSY 14 FEBRUARY  
  BELARUS EXECUTES TWO CONVICTED MURDERERS  
  MALAYSIA: GOVT HALTS EXECUTION OF 1,200 DEATH ROW INMATES  
  JAPAN HANGS CULT LEADER SHOKO ASAHARA, 6 OTHERS FOR 1995 TOKYO SUBWAY SARIN ATTACK  
  SOMALIA - DEATH PENALTY AND TERRORISM  
news
-
latest actions
-
data base
-
actions
-
who we are
-
registered users
-
credits