Urgent Action update: Chinese veteran activist executed
Xu Youchen, 58, was executed on 15 November 2018 after the China Supreme People’s Court approved his death sentence the month before.
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty unconditionally, in all cases without exception, regardless of the nature or circumstances of the crime, the guilt, innocence or other characteristics of the individual, or the method used by the state to carry out the execution. The organization has long held that the death penalty violates the right to life, as recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
Thank you to all those who sent appeals. No further action is requested from the UA network.
This is the third update of UA: 3/17. Further information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa17/7865/2018/en/