Europe unites behind Troy Davis clemency appeal

“I hope this appeal will not be perceived as outside interference,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. “Europe is a close ally and a friend of the United States of America, and at moments like this, true friends are the ones who speak out.”

Last ditch appeal to save death row convict

Anti death penalty campaigner Renate Wohlwend is to make a last ditch appeal to Texan authorities to stop the execution of Humberto Leal García scheduled for tomorrow.

Belarus: Death is not justice

Renate Wohlwend, the Parliamentary Assembly’s rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty, expressed her dismay at the refusal by President Lukashenka to grant clemency to Aleh Gryshkautsou, 29 and 28 year old Andrei Burdyka.

Jagland urges Belarus to stop executions

“Capital punishment has no place in the penal systems of modern societies.”

Assembly Anti-Death Penalty Campaigner Welcomes Illinois Decision

“It will now be up to the new Governor Pat Quinn, a close ally of Barrack Obama, to sign this initiative into law,” said Renate Wohlwend, the assembly’s rapporteur on ‘The death penalty in Council of Europe member and observer states – an unacceptable violation of human rights.’