A candlelight vigil to mark World Day Against the Death Penalty will be held outside Parramatta Town Hall this Saturday.
Convenor of Amnesty Parramatta Bela Moore said the initiative is to voice opposition against the 21 countries that still use this form of punishment and raise awareness of the 23,000 people currently on death row around the world including two Australians in Indonesia.
“The death penalty is an inhumane practice that should be abolished. The more people that stand up and are counted on the issue, the more likely we will be heard and action will be taken,” Ms Moore said.
The event is just one of many by Amnesty International to abolish the death penalty, and Moore said the day will feature live music and art.
“It should be an informative and entertaining day in which the community can get involved with their local Amnesty groups and learn more about human rights and the death penalty.”
Details: October 12, 11-2pm, 182 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW (outside Parramatta Town Hall), amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/32759/