If you would like to get involved against the death penalty, you will find current online petitions and letter campaigns here in which you can participate. Furthermore, there is the possibility to write petitions yourself. You can find instructions here.

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Petitions for prisoners with current execution dates in the USA can also be found in the table “Scheduled executions (USA)”!

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NEW included actions and petitions:

URGENT ACTIONS from Amnesty International:


Petition for Innocent U.S. Federal Prisoner Billie Allen (06.09.20):
Billie Allen was wrongfully convicted of the 1997 armed robbery and murder of security guard Richard Heflin at Lindell Bank & Trust in St. Louis, Missouri. Although there was no physical, forensic or documentary evidence linking him to the crime, he was arrested the next day.

Online petition for James Dailey, Florida:
James Dailey was scheduled to be executed in Florida on Nov. 7, 2019. He was granted a stay to explore his claims of innocence, however on December 11th, U.S. District Court Judge William Jung ruled that the state’s case against Daley was “not strong, but it was sufficient.” Dailey has spent more than 30 years on death row for a murder he did not commit.

Online Petition for Gerald Marshall, Texas (05.09.20):
Gerald Marshall was wrongfully sentenced to death in Texas 16 years ago for capital murder in the course of an attempted robbery of a Whataburger restaurant. He is a victim of false accomplice testimony, prosecutorial, police and judicial misconduct, eyewitness misidentification and systemic racism in Harris County at the time of trial.

Online petition for Randy Halprin, Texas:
Randy Halprin is on death row in Texas and was scheduled for execution on October 10, 2019, even though he never killed anyone. Halprin was in a Texas prison and participated in an escape with six other prisoners which eventually resulted in the murder of a police officer by a different escapee. Texas is a state with a so-called “Law of Parties” which holds all participants in a crime equally culpable for the actions of an individual.

Online petition for Rodney Reed, Texas:
The State’s entire case against Rodney Reed has been demolished. The timeline is wrong, all the expert witnesses recanted their testimony, and some of the most respected forensic pathologists in the world concur that the prosecution’s theory is impossible. The State’s case doesn’t make sense because Rodney is innocent.

Online petition for Rodney Reed, Texas:
Thanks to massive pressure, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered an indefinite stay of execution for Rodney. But he is still in jail, and there will still be a trial. Mountains of evidence exonerates Rodney Reed. All of that evidence was kept from the all white jury that convicted him.

Online petition for Rodney Reed, Texas:
The State of Texas wants to execute an innocent man on November 20, 2019. Rodney Reed was wrongfully convicted in 1998 of the rape and murder of Stacey Stites. He has sat on Texas’ Death Row for 2 decades.

Online petition for Marcellus Williams, Missouri:
Marcellus Williams is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was convicted of the August 11, 1998 robbery and murder of 42-year-old Felicia Gayle in her St. Louis home. There is no physical evidence linking him to the crime – none of the DNA evidence matches Marcellus.

Say NO to the Death Penalty in Belarus:
Belarus is the last country in Europe and former Soviet Union that is still carrying out the death penalty. Amnesty International, Human Rights Centre “Viasna”, Belarusian Helsinki Committee and other human rights defenders in Belarus oppose the death penalty in all cases without exception. We call on the President and Parliament of Belarus to immediately declare a moratorium on death sentences and executions as a first step towards full abolition of the death penalty.

Youth faces death sentence in Saudi Arabia (13.10.20):
Mohammed Essam al-Faraj was 15 years old when he was arrested. Because of a loophole in the law, Mohammed faces the death penalty. Mohammed’s trial is imminent. Together, we can stand up for Mohammed and remind Saudi Arabian authorities that the world is watching. Add your name to help ensure Mohammed does not face the death penalty.

Threatened Execution of Hussein Abo al-Kheir, Saudi Arabia (07.09.20):
Hussein Abo al-Kheir is a Jordanian father of eight who was tortured by Saudi authorities in 2014 and forced to “confess” to a drug smuggling operation. Hussein could be killed any day for what he confessed to under torture.

Petition for Three Protesters Sentenced to Death in Iran (30.08.20):
Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi, and Saeed Tamjidi face execution. They were sentenced to death by Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court on charges of “enmity to God” and other charges.

Stop Executions in Sri Lanka!
After 43 years without using death penalty, the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, is reportedly planning to execute prisoners on death row. If this happens, it will mean that President Sirisena will single-handedly undo Sri Lanka’s enviable record of shunning this irreversible punishment in the region.

Notes on the petitions listed with us:

The petitions presented on this page reach the Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty from a variety of sources, both other organizations and private individuals.

Sources and organizations with further petitions:

Online petitions of the American organization DEATH PENALTY ACTION, in which you can participate – the petitions concern death row inmates of the USA with execution date or despite postponement running actions.

Online petitions of the American organization CATHOLIC MOBILIZING NETWORK, in which you can participate; the petitions are formulated from the point of view of Catholic Christians, but most of them can be edited individually.

Online petitions of the Catholic organization SANT’EGIDIO: The petitions are written from the point of view of Catholic Christians. Sant’Egidio has its origins in Italy, but is spread all over the world.

Online petitions of the English organization REPRIEVE: The petitions often concern death penalty cases worldwide. Reprieve is a human rights organization based in the United Kingdom.

A comprehensive Collection of petitions you will find on the German website “Todesstrafe-Nachrichten”!