INPUD and ANPUD wrote an open letter to the Sri Lankan President demanding immediate halt to the executions, focusing instead on health, wellbeing, human rights, and service and healthcare provision people who use drugs, and the communities in which they live.
Harm Reduction International and almost 120 human rights organisations from around the world – including Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists – published open letters today calling on the United Nations’ major drug control bodies to intervene and help stop Sri Lanka’s move to resume executions after 43 years.
“The right to life is the foundation of all human rights. The taking of life is irreversible, and goes against our fundamental belief in thedignity and worth of every human being. I call on all world leaders, legislators and justiceofficials to stop executions now. There is no place for the death penalty in the 21st century.” – Ban Ki-moon