NEWS



September 21, 2011

Iran Publicly Executes a 17 Year Old

Alizera Molla-Soltani, a 17 year old juvenile, was publicly hanged in public square in Karaj on 21 September. Alizera Molla-Soltani was sentenced to death for killing […]
September 6, 2011

Benin’s National Assembly Gives Green Light for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Benin’s National Assembly voted in favour of ratifying the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Once the bill of ratification is […]
September 6, 2011

South Korea’s 5000th Day Without Executions

The International Commission against the Death Penalty congratulates South Korea on the occasion of its  5,000th day free of executions on 8 September 2011. Read the statement of […]
July 26, 2011

Belarus Executes Two Prisoners

According to a recent report by the state media, Aleh Hyrshkawtsow and Andey Burdyka have been executed in Belarus. They were sentenced to death in May […]
July 11, 2011

20th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International […]
July 9, 2011

Execution of Humberto Leal García

On 7 July 2011 Mr Humberto Leal García, was executed despite unanimous calls from numerous countries in the world, International Organizations and NGOs urging to commute […]
June 22, 2011

Imminent Execution of Mexican National in the USA at Odds with binding ICJ Judgement

Humberto Leal García, Mexican national, was arrested in 1994, subsequently tried and finally sentenced to death in Texas, without ever having been informed about his right […]
June 22, 2011

Imminent Execution of Mexican National in the USA at Odds with binding ICJ Judgement

Humberto Leal García, Mexican national, was arrested in 1994, subsequently tried and finally sentenced to death in Texas, without ever having been informed about his right […]
June 3, 2011

Two Indian Citizens are at Imminent Risk of Execution

Two Indian citizens, Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar and Mahendra Nath Das, are at imminent risk of execution, after the President of India rejected their mercy petition. […]
June 1, 2011

8th Constitution Amendment Bill Could Reduce Drastically Fundamental Rights and Freedoms for Prisoners Sentenced to Death in Belize

8th Constitution Amendment Bill Could Reduce Drastically Fundamental Rights and Freedoms for Prisoners Sentenced to Death in Belize