News

October 27, 2010

Former Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Sentenced to Death

The former Minister of Foregin Affairs of Iraq, Tariq Aziz, has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi Supreme Court. Read the statement by the ICDP in this regard.
November 3, 2010

Risk of Execution of Iranian Woman Sakineh Ashtiani

According to several sources,Sakineh Ashtiani runs the risk of being stoned to death in the following days. ICDP adds its voice to the concern on this […]
November 11, 2010

Guatemalan President Vetoes Bill Which Would Allow Resumption of Executions

The Congress of Guatemala has approved a bill which would re-establish the right of the President to grant pardon to prisoners facing execution. Due to regional […]
November 16, 2010

Three Child Offenders Face Execution in Sudan

In Sudan, three alleged child offenders are facing the threat of being executed. They were sentenced to death by the Special Court in Darfur on 21 […]
November 19, 2010

Threat of Execution of Child Offender Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia

In October 2010, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia upheld the death sentence of Rizana Nafeek for a crime she committed when she was under 18. […]
November 22, 2010

Pakistani Woman Aasia Bibi Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

A Pakistani court imposed the death sentence on Aasia Bibi on the gorunds of blasphemy. Read the statement by the ICDP.
December 3, 2010

Former Wife of Iranian Football Player Executed

On 1 December 2010, Shala Jahed, a former “temporary wife” of a famous football player of Iran, was hanged in a prison in Teheran. Read the Statement by the ICDP […]
December 13, 2010

Kyrgyzstan Ratifies Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

On 6 December 2010, Kyrgyzstan ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Second Optional Protocol aims at the abolition of […]
December 14, 2010

Lukashenko Announces to Revisit the Death Penalty in Belarus

On the occasion of the Forth All Belarus People’s Congress on 6-7 December 2010 in Minsk, President Alexander Lukashenko announced that the issue of the death […]