I have been opposed to executions ever since I became involved with cases of miscarriage of justice, many years ago. The struggle against capital punishment goes on across the world, though rather slowly.
Some of you may have heard BBC 5 Live’s programme on 8 August. This had an interview with Kris Maharaj and his wife, Marita. He has been on death row in USA for 30 years. His barrister claims that he is innocent.
The case seems to highlight the inefficiency and cruelty of some judicial systems. In Saudi Arabia, fourteen men are facing death. They include two juveniles and a disabled man.
Please work to get capital punishment abolished, wherever humane imprisonment is possible.