May 20, 2016: Marco Pannella, leader of the Radical Party, Founder and President of Hands Off Cain, died in Rome yesterday at the age of 86, after a long illness.
He conceived, with Hands Off Cain, the battle for a universal moratorium on executions. The plan had its first major success in 2007, with the majority vote of the UN resolution against the death penalty.
The struggle continues, to get to the definitive abolition not only of capital punishment, but also of the "death penalty in disguise", as Pope Francis has defined life imprisonment.
His vision, his way of thinking, of feeling, and of being will be for us an inexhaustible source of inspiration and action. Thanks for everything. Ciao Marco!