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OSLO: IT STARTED TODAY THE 6TH WORLD CONGRESS AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY

June 21, 2016: It started today the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo, Norway. The Italian Embassy organised a side event at the Domus Media of the University of Oslo, "Death penalty: An emerging jus cogens prohibition?”
The Opening Ceremony was today in the afternoon, at the Opera House, at the presence of Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and several ministries, amongst whom Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, and Benedetto Della Vedova, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Italy.
After Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan, Executive Director of ECPM, the ceremony was closed with the speech of Antonio Stango, Coordinator of the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, and member of the Board of Hands Off Cain.
In his opening speech Zeid Al Hussein expressed his personal opposition to the death penalty, and his favour towards the rule of law, considering it the best answer to terrorism.
In a video sent to the Congress, Pope Francis said again that the death penalty must be abolished, as well as any other sentence that doesn't leave space for hope, otherwise it would be torture.

INDONESIA: SUPREME COURT SENTENCES 5 TO DEATH FOR DRUG OFFENSES
NIGERIA: DELTA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY CANCELS DEATH PENALTY FOR KIDNAPPERS
BANGLADESH: 10 TO WALK GALLOWS FOR 2006 MURDERS OF TRUCK DRIVER, ASSISTANT IN RANGPUR
MALAYSIA: FRUIT SELLER GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
VIETNAM: 73-YR-OLD AUSSIE WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING DRUGS
BANGLADESH: ONE SENTENCED TO DEATH, THREE TO LIFE TERM FOR MURDER
MEXICO: ‘EL CHAPO’ EXTRADITION TO US HALTED BY JUDGE OVER DEATH PENALTY FEARS
KUWAIT: GALLOWS FOR THREE INDIANS, WOMAN IN DRUG TRAFFICKING
PAKISTAN: THREE MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BLASPHEMY
BANGLADESH: COUPLE KILLER GETS DEATH SENTENCE IN MYMENSINGH
INDIA: PRESIDENT REJECTS TWO DEATH-SENTENCE PLEAS FROM CONVICTS
OSLO: LAST DAY OF THE 6th WORLD CONGRESS AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY
SUDAN: FOUR GUNMEN SENTENCED TO DEATH AND LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN SOUTH DARFUR
UN: DRUGS AGENCY REPORT IGNORES GLOBAL DRUG EXECUTION CRISIS
CHINA: ZHUHAI COURT SENTENCES 4 DRUG DEALERS TO DEATH
SOMALIA: MILITARY COURT SENTENCED AL SHABAAB SYMPATHIZER TO DEATH
SRI LANKA: FOREIGN MINISTER CALLS ON LEADERS TO HAVE COURAGE TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY
OSLO: THE SECOND DAY OF THE 6TH WORLD CONGRESS AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY
LEBANON: MINISTER OF JUSTICE, 'THE DEATH PENALTY MUST BE DELETED’
NIGERIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING IN KANO
IRAQ: PERPETRATORS OF ERBIL GOVERNORATE ATTACK RECEIVE DEATH SENTENCE
TAIWAN ‘MOVING TOWARD’ ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY
POPE FRANCIS: VIDEO MESSAGE TO DEATH PENALTY CONFERENCE
TAIWAN: SUPREME COURT COMMUTES FILIPINO’S DEATH SENTENCE TO LIFE
CHINA: ORGANS FROM PRISONERS STILL HARVESTED AT A MASSIVE SCALE (REPORT)
IRAQ: 12 TERROR CONVICTS EXECUTED
CALIFORNIA (USA): CALIFORNIA VOTERS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN ABOLISHING THE DEATH PENALTY OR SPEEDING UP EXECUTIONS
EGYPT: MURSI SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS IN QATAR SPY CASE
SOMALIA: 43 AL SHABAB MILITANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN PUNTLAND STATE
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: MILITARY COURT MARTIAL SENTENCES 31 TO DEATH

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