MP backs campaign to ban death penalty around the world
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is throwing his support behind a campaign to abolish the death penalty globally.
He has been working in his capacity as a member of the Council of Europe in its campaign to push towards ending the death penalty worldwide.
Mr Evans said: “Fundamentally, the death penalty is a denial of a person’s right to life which is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To kill a person for a crime is unethical. What is more, there can be no certainty that a mistake has not been made in a person’s conviction. Someone wrongfully convicted can be let out of... read more