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November 29 2013 | ROME, ITALY

Cities for Life 2013, for a world without the death penalty. LIVE AT THE COLISEUM - FOLLOW THE LIVE WEB

in connection with thousands of cities around the world, the COLISEUM will be illuminated to say NO TO THE DEATH PENALTY

 
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Il 30 novembre al Colosseo

Saturday, 30 November

 

in connection with thousands of cities around the world, the COLISEUM will be illuminated to say NO TO THE DEATH PENALTY.

Many in front of the Coliseum illuminated in a special way to say "No to the death penalty". Ministers of Justice and official delegations from 23 countries around the world, Luca Barbarossa and Max Giusti, will join their voices to that of the participants in the twelfth International Day of Cities for Life, Cities for Life, Cities against the Death Penalty, promoted by the Community of Sant'Egidio.

With Luca Barbarossa and Max Giusti, on stage, testimonials from Death Row and the protagonists of the Campaign for the abolition of the death penalty .

The event of 30 November at the Coliseum has become a worldwide symbol of this Day, it will be held simultaneously with other events in more than 1600 cities, including 70 capital cities of the five continents: a global mobilisation that wants to reaffirm the need for a justice with a human face, and aims to persuade the countries that still retain it  of the unnecessary cruelty of the death penalty.

On Thursday, 28 November the Day had a great prologue at the Chamber of Deputies with a conference organised by the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Standing Committee for Human Rights, during which they solemnly reaffirmed the commitment of the Italian Parliament for further action for awareness at the international level to achieve maximum consensus around the goal of the abolition of capital punishment.

Today, 29 November, during the VIII International Meeting of Ministers of Justice at the Protomoteca of the Campidoglio, being present chairman of the Senate Pietro Grasso, mayor Ignazio Marino and Marco Impagliazzo, the president of the Community of Sant'Egidio, Mario Marazziti, the President of the Standing Committee on Human Rights of the Chamber, announced the birth of the world Association of Parliamentarians against the Death Penalty.

www.santegidio.org

 

will broadcast the event live on the web from 17.00


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