The Philippines Congress is fast-tracking a bill to reinstate the death penalty before the Christmas break starting on 16 December 2016.
We have drafted a letter to members of Congress urging them not to pass the bill. Please act now and send a copy of this letter with your organisational letterhead and signature to these three email addresses below:
Hon. Pantaleon D. Alvarez, Speaker, House of Representatives, Philippines Congress, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +632- 9316277
cc. Cong. Reynaldo Umali, Chairperson, Committee on Justice, House of Representatives, Philippines Congress, e-mail: email@example.com , phone: +632-4424129
If you wish to call or fax as well, please refer to the numbers above.
Please find statements released by other organisations on this:
- ASEAN Parliamentarians on Human Rights statement released on 1 December 2016: http://aseanmp.org/2016/12/01/regional-mps-call-on-philippine-counterparts-to-reject-death-penalty-bill/
- Amnesty International Philippines statement released on 25 November 2016: http://www.amnesty.org.ph/news/oppose-attempts-to-reintroduce-death-penalty/
- International Commission of Jurists statement released on 29 November 2016: http://www.icj.org/philippines-congress-should-block-effort-to-reintroduce-death-penalty/
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