International News: World Day Against the Death Penalty

An International coalition of non-governmental organizations will sponsor a World Day Against the Death Penalty on October 10th, 2003. The coalition will host local events throughout the world to draw attention to their concerns about capital punishment. Among the events scheduled are debates, concerts, and lectures. The coalition will also host an Internet event urging repeal of the death penalty in all countries that maintain the practice, including the United States. (World Coalition Against the Death Penalty Press Release, September 10, 2003)  Read the press release in English, French, Spanish. See International Death Penalty.