Japan – Don’t Execute Matsumo Kenji

He could be hanged any day now. Yet because Matsumoto Kenji was born with a mental disability, the result of mercury poisoning, he does not understand why he is on death row or what will happen to him when his execution is announced.

Imprisoned on Japan’s death row for 21 years, Kenji’s condition has worsened and he is now wheelchair-bound. Ask authorities there not to execute him. Take action now


Film at Human Rights Action Centre on Iwao Hakamada

Film: Box: Hakamada jiken – inochi towa (dir. Banmei Takahashi, Japan, 2010, 120 minutes)

Monday, 17 March 2014 from 19:00 to 22:00

The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA London

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Death Penalty Speakers at Royal Holloway, University of London, Wednesday 7.30 – 9.30

The following is a message from the Amnesty student group at Royal Holloway:
On 12th February two exonerated Death Row inmates are coming to speak at our university. This is a fantastic opportunity and not one we’d like to deny anyone, so we encourage members of all other Amnesty groups and any members of the general public to join us.