Death Penalty

Reprieve assists people facing the death penalty or on death row around the world. We aim to end the death penalty through our work on individual cases and our wider projects.

We are currently assisting more than 100 people facing the death penalty in 17 countries

Reprieve works to end the death penalty worldwide. We focus on cases most likely to have an impact on the practice of the death penalty, either in a particular country or the wider region. We use our unique position as a European NGO to encourage Europe’s engagement in the fight for universal abolition.

Our caseworkers build relationships with our clients’ local lawyers, undertake investigation both in the UK and abroad, draft legal documents, and provide training on capital defence issues and best practice. We also, where appropriate, work with national and international media outlets to publicise our clients’ cases and the human rights issues they raise. In doing so, we aim to save our clients’ lives, restrict the use of the death penalty more widely, and encourage public debate.

We currently provide legal and investigative assistance to more than 100 people facing execution in 17 countries.

Urgent Cases

  • Mohammed Ramadan

    Mohammed was accused of involvement in an attack on other police officers, despite a total lack of evidence tying him to the crime. In reality, Mohammed was arrested in...

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