Stephen Fry has just drawn my attention to this on Twitter:
I have signed.
Please, for the love of whatever deity you may or not believe in, sign. If you are atheist, sign. If you are agnostic, sign. Whatever creed, colour, orientation you are, sign.
How this penalty has even come this close to being a reality, to being passed (the last time I checked it was the twenty-first century, not the dark ages), is utterly incomprehensible.
The people behind this penalty make me ashamed to be a member of the human race. There is nothing humane about them. They are barbarians.
It is vital that this petition, and recognition for Avaaz's work, is spread far and wide. Twitter, Facebook, Email, Blogs... it doesn't matter. Share, share, and share again.