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COVID EMERGENCY: RITA BERNARDINI IS ON HUNGER STRIKE FOR AMNESTY, INDULT, SPECIAL EARLY RELEASE

November 12, 2020:

From midnight on November 10, 2020, the President of Hands Off Cain Rita Bernardini has embarked on a hunger strike aimed at the Government and Parliament to address what is happening in prisons. Rita Bernardini motivated her initiative as follows: "What is certain is that the behavior of the Government and Parliament is irresponsible in the face of the spread of the pandemic in prisons. Amnesty, pardon, special early release (draft law of the Radical Party and Hands Off Cain presented by Roberto Giachetti also in the form of an amendment to the " Decreto Legge Ristori "), substantial changes to the Ristori decree which restores very little inmates and prisoners, but something - immediately - they have to do. First of all, the detained population must be significantly DECREASED. " 
Italy is among the European countries that have reported the highest number of people infected with Covid-19 within the walls of prisons. The numbers coming from the Dap (Prison Department) and updated on the evening of 8 November speak of 537 positive Covid among inmates and 728 infected among staff. 
“The virus has even penetrated into sections of 41 bis (but wasn't it the safest place?) of the Opera prison. Choose, act, fight. live, let live. With the weapons of nonviolence”. 
Umberto Baccolo and Delfina Unno Pastalunghi, of “Folsom Prison Blues”, have launched a particular chain of support for the hunger strike organized by Rita Bernardini on Facebook. 
If you want to support Rita Bernardini in her hunger strike for one or more days and support the appeal to the Government and Parliament for amnesty, pardon, special early release and substantial changes to the “Decreto Ristori”, send an email to bernardini.rita@gmail.com or go to the facebook page of Folsom Prison Blues. 

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IRAN - Ghassem Gh. Executed in Mashhad Prison on November 18.
DEATH PENALTY: MAJORITY OF STATES CONTINUE TO SUPPORT UN CALL FOR MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS AT COMMITTEE VOTE
UK - Professor Roger Hood, one of the founders of the international movement for the abolition of the death penalty, passed away.
IRAN: PRISONER EXECUTED AT TAYBAD PRISON FOR DRUG CHARGES
IRAQ EXECUTES 21 CONVICTED OF ‘TERRORISM’ AT NOTORIOUS NASIRIYAH PRISON
BANGLADESH: DEATH PENALTY OF THREE UPHELD FOR MURDERING PREGNANT WOMAN
PAKISTAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING WARDEN
YEMEN: REBEL-RUN COURT SENTENCES 21 TO DEATH FOR SPYING FOR SAUDI-LED COALITION
IRAN: 400 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AND 787 LASHES FOR 53 RIGHTS DEFENDERS
SINGAPORE: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING PREGNANT WIFE, DAUGHTER
BANGLADESH: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING STUDENT IN KHULNA
IRAN - Zaman Fadaii was lashed 80 times for drinking communion wine
MALI: JIHADIST CHIEF, 14 OTHERS, SENTENCED TO DEATH
IRAN - ABAN, International People’s Tribunal Established to Investigate Iran Atrocities.
USA - Federal. Lawyers for Lisa Montgomery Contract COVID-19 During Prison Visits, Seek Stay of Execution.
IRAN - Kurdish Political Prisoner Zeinab Jalalian Transferred to Jail Far Away From Family
NIGERIA: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR ROBBERY IN EKITI
USA - Bill Pelke, a pioneer of US abolitionism, and a friend of Hands Off Cain, died.
EGYPT: TEN EXECUTIONS CARRIED OUT IN MINYA
IRAN: TWO YOUNG MEN FLOGGED IN PUBLIC FOR THEFT
GAZA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY DEIR AL-BALAH COURT FOR MURDER
BANGLADESH: BILL SEEKING DEATH SENTENCE FOR RAPE LANDS IN PARLIAMENT
IRAN - Nasrin Sotoudeh has tested positive for the coronavirus
USA: WHAT BIDEN’S WIN MEANS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE DEATH PENALTY
UAE: DEATH PENALTY FOR FORCED SEX WITH A MINOR, 'HONOR CRIMES'
INDIA: COURT SENTENCES MAN TO DEATH FOR MURDERS
IRAN: PRISONER EXECUTED IN RASHT CENTRAL PRISON FOR MURDER
USA - United Nations. U.S. Death Penalty Criticized by U.N. Human Rights Council.
NIGERIA: MAN TO DIE BY HANGING FOR ROBBERY

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