Washington, DC - 04/28/15
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty joined world leaders and human and civil rights organizations to express deep disappointment at the executions of 8 people by firing squad in Indonesia.
Our disappointment is particularly strong, given claims that the trials leading up to these death sentences were demonstrably unfair.
Capital punishment is not the right solution. It does not enhance public safety and it undermines respect for the law and the dignity of every citizen.
We will continue to work for the day when executions have become a thing of the past, not only in the United States but across the globe.
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is the nation's oldest organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty. We are comprised of an extensive network representing more than 100 state and national affiliate organizations and thousands of advocates and volunteers. Our members include families of murder victims, people across the political and religious spectrum, past and present law enforcement officials and prominent civil and racial justice organizations working to end the death penalty forever.
In January 2014, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty launched the 90 Million Strong Campaign to partner with and mobilize a growing number of national organizations and individuals who believe that it is time for the death penalty to end.