|Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012|
PENDING EXECUTION OF INSANE MAN
The State of Florida is about to execute Marshall Gore whose degree of sanity and rationality may well make his execution unconstitutional. The execution of a prisoner who lacks a rational understanding of the reason for and reality of their punishment violates the US Constitution. The date of execution is set for 1 October. Please call on Governor Scott to commute the death sentence because of doubts of Gore's competence to be executed.
UZBEKISTAN: RISK OF TORTURE
Abdumavlon Abdurakhmonov a Tajikistani national, has been detained in Uzbekistan without access to his family since April. His family fear that he is at risk of being subjected to torture and other ill-treatment. Pleases join the call to the government to disclose his whereabouts and allow access of family and lawyer and to ensure that he is not tortured.
MY BODY, MY RIGHTS
Countless young people around the world are being denied the basic right of control over their own bodies and their reproductive and sexual functions. Please support the campaign to liberate these young people, especially young women and girls who are subject to abuse every day.