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November 1, 2012
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Commissioners urge voters to repeal the death penalty in California

Members of the International Commission against the Death Penalty issued a statement urging Californian citizens to vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 34 on 6th November 2012.  Proposition […]
October 31, 2012
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Mr Rodriguez Zapatero former Prime Minister of Spain is Honorary Member of the ICDP

Mr Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, former Prime Minister of Spain, becomes an Honorary Member of the Commission. Mr. Zapatero was the driving force behind the 2010 […]
October 29, 2012
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Risk of imminent executions in Nigeria

The International Commission against the Death Penalty called for a halt to the planned executions of Daniel Nsofor and Osayinwinde Agbomien in Edo State, Nigeria. The […]
October 29, 2012
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Californian voters can show global leadership on death penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty called on voters in California to reject the death penalty in a public vote on 6 November 2012.  A […]
September 30, 2012
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The Republic of Madagascar signs the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the death penalty

On 24th September 2012 Madagascar signed the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death […]
September 30, 2012
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Japan executes two people

Yukinori Matsuda (m), aged 39, was hanged for the robbery and murder of a couple in 2003 and Sachiko Eto (f), aged 65, was hanged for […]
August 20, 2012
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Texas executes Marvin Wilson

Marvin Wilson was executed by lethal injection at Huntsville State Prison Texas, USA.    Marvin Wilson was executed despite the fact that he suffered from ‘mental […]
July 8, 2012
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Republic of Benin’s accedes to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On 5th July 2012 Benin acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the […]
April 12, 2012
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Connecticut votes to repeal death penalty

Following votes by the Senate and House of Representatives to repeal the death penalty, the Governor of Connecticut is expected to sign the bill into law. […]
March 30, 2012
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Japan’s first executions since July 2010

According to the Ministry of Justice three prisoners were executed on 29 March 2012. Tomoyuki Furusawa, 46, Yasutoshi Matsuda, 44 and Yasuaki Uwabe, 48, were executed […]