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HANDS OFF CAIN MISSION BEGINS IN AFRICA IN SUPPORT OF MORATORIUM

November 3, 2016: Today begins a mission of Hands Off Cain in four African countries, Kenya, Zambia; Malawi and Swaziland with the aim of increasing support for the Resolution for the universal moratorium on capital executions on vote again at the General Assembly of the United Nations. The first stop is Kenya.
The mission is made possible thanks to the support of the Italian Foreign Ministry. The delegation is composed by Antonio Stango, board of Hands Off Cain and newly elected President of the lIDU (Italian League of Human Rights); Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan, coordinator of the World Congress Against the Death Penalty, Yuliya Vassilyeva, board of Hands Off Cain, and Elenora Mongelli, Radical Party activist and cultural coordinator of the World Congress Against the Death Penalty. Italian MP Roberto Rampi will join the delegation in Swaziland.
Kenya, Malawi and Zambia have so far abstained, while Swaziland was absent during the last vote. The goal is to convince these countries that have long respected a de facto moratorium, to vote in favour of the pro-moratorium resolution at the UN. A first vote is expected around the 17th of November at the Third Committee on Human Rights, and a second vote should be around December 20 at the General Assembly Plenary.
The African continent continues to be the one where there is the largest number of de facto abolitionist countries that, because of that, they might decide to go to a vote in favour.
Support for this project by the foreign ministry, where Undersecretary Benedetto Della Vedova has coordinated this year the task force against the death penalty, confirms Italy's commitment to the universal moratorium on capital punishment and the focus of this government on Africa.

SINGAPORE EXECUTES MALAYSIAN, NIGERIAN FOR TRAFFICKING, AUTHORITIES CONFIRM
SERGIO D'ELIA ON RADIO RADICALE: THE THIRD COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS APPROVED THE RESOLUTION FOR MORATORIUM ON DEATH PENALTY
INDIA: ANOTHER ACCUSED GETS CAPITAL SENTENCE IN SENARI MASSACRE CASE
KENYA URGED TO SET PACE FOR REGION BY ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY
BANGLADESH: COURT SENTENCES TWO TO DEATH FOR 2013 MURDER IN DHAKA'S PALLABI
GEORGIA (USA): STEVEN FREDERICK SPEARS EXECUTED
INDIA: 10 AWARDED DEATH PENALTY IN THE CASE OF SENARI MASSACRE
CHINA EXECUTES MAN WHO KILLED OFFICIAL AFTER HOME DEMOLISHED
EGYPT: HIGHEST COURT QUASHES EX-PRESIDENT MORSI'S DEATH PENALTY
INDONESIA: PAKISTANI DRUG SMUGGLER GETS DEATH SENTENCE
USA: A COMEBACK FOR THE DEATH PENALTY?
IRAN: NINE EXECUTED OVER DRUG CHARGES, MURDER
ENDED IN SWAZILAND THE AFRICAN MISSION OF HANDS OFF CAIN
NIGERIA: OSHIOMHOLE COMMUTES FOUR DEATH ROW INMATES TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT
JAPAN: DOUBLE MURDERER EXECUTED; 2ND UNDER CITIZEN JUDGE SYSTEM
USA: PRO-DEATH PENALTY REFERENDA PREVAIL IN 3 STATES; KANSAS RETAINS 4 JUSTICES ATTACKED FOR DEATH PENALTY DECISIONS
KUWAIT: JUVENILE AGE LOWERED TO 16; TEENAGERS WARNED THEY COULD FACE DEATH PENALTY FOR CERTAIN CRIMES
IRAN: ONE PUBLIC HANGING AND 5 EXECUTIONS FOR DRUG CHARGES
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS EXECUTED FOR MURDER, RAPE
IRAN: AUTHORITIES CARRY OUT 'EYE FOR AN EYE' BLINDING PUNISHMENT
NEBRASKA AND CALIFORNIA VOTE IN FAVOUR OF THE DEATH PENALTY
DEATH PENALTY: THE MISSION OF HOC IN AFRICA CONTINUES
CHINA COURT HANDS DEATH SENTENCE OVER WAREHOUSE BLASTS
NIGERIA: OSUN COURT SENTENCES OCTOGENARIAN, THREE OTHERS TO DEATH
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED IN QORVEH PRISON
ITALY: UMBERTO VERONESI, SCIENTIST, WHO SUPPORTED THE ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY AND LIFE SENTENCE, DIED
EGYPT: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER FORMING TERROR CELL
IRAN: FIVE PRISONERS EXECUTED
INDIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING WIFE, FOUR DAUGHTERS
THAILAND: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR STRANGLING, RAPING GIRL, 14

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