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January 14, 2011

Illinois: A Signature away from Abolition

The Senate and the House of Representatives of Illinois approved a bill that would bring about the abolition of the death penalty. It is now up […]
January 12, 2011

Cuba Empties its Death Row

Soon after the announcement of the commutations of the death sentences of two Salvadoran prisoners in December 2010 (read the statement by the ICDP in this regard), […]
December 22, 2010

Adoption of the Third UNGA Resolution on a Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty welcomes the adoption of the UNGA resolution 65/206 on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty with […]
December 17, 2010

Yemeni Child Offender Faces Execution

In Yemen, Fouad Ahmad Ali Abdallah al-Shehari faces the threat of execution. He was sentenced to death for a crime he committed when he was 16 years […]
December 15, 2010

Cuba Commutes Death Sentences of Two Prisoners

Cuba announced the commutation of the death sentences of the two Salvadoran prisoners who were convicted of terrorism for their role in a string of bombings […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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. […]