The death penalty for minors? Change.org


Petitioning Amnesty International

Petition Pakistan to end the death penalty as an available punishment for minors

Petition by Gemma Carretta
San Diego, California
44,968
Supporters
The death penalty is an immoral and illogical form of punishment for capital crimes. It is incredibly costly, does not deter capital crimes from being committed, has killed innocent people wrongly convicted of crimes, and often puts to death those with mental illnesses and those who have experienced (or are experiencing) horrific traumas.

Pakistan, like other countries, still uses the death penalty as a punishment for capital crimes. But what’s even worse is that the Pakistani government allows children who commit capital crimes to be executed.

Children deserve to be loved, nurtured, and given opportunities to make mistakes so that they can grow. Executing them when they have not fully developed their moral compass is abominable.

Stand with me and Amnesty International. Together, we can pressure the Pakistani government to stop this incredible injustice.

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