Today is the 5th World Day against the Death Penalty. Organised by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, it is marked by thousands of citizens and hundreds of organisations around the world. To find out more and sign the petition asking the United Nations General Assembly to support an international moratorium against the death penalty, go here.
Meanwhile, Europe is marking its first anti-death penalty day, organised by the Council of Europe, despite Poland's objections. Capital punishment is banned in all 27 European Union states. See the BBC report here.