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May 13, 2015
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Suriname abolishes the death penalty

On 13 April 2015 the criminal code in Suriname came into effect, which effectively abolishes the death penalty in that country. According to reports that ICDP […]
April 29, 2015
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Eight executions carried out by Indonesian authorities

On 29 April, the Indonesian authorities carried out the executions of eight men, all found guilty of drug-related charges, included one Indonesian national, 50 year-old Zainal […]
April 28, 2015
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Navanethem Pillay new ICDP Commissioner

ICDP warmly welcomes Ms Navi Pillay as its new Commissioner. Ms Navi Pillay, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and a highly respected voice […]
April 23, 2015
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Two Indonesian nationals executed in Saudi Arabia

Two Indonesian nationals Siti Zainab Binti Duhri Rupa and Karni Binti Medi Tarsim were executed by Saudi Arabian authorities on 14 and 16 April 2015 respectively.Reports […]
March 23, 2015

ICDP President meets with Pope Francis

On 20 March 2015, ICDP President Mr Federico Mayor met Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican and discussed issues related to the abolition […]
January 23, 2015
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Indonesia carries out executions of six people

On 18 January, the Indonesian authorities carried out the executions of six people, including two women and four men, all of whom had been sentenced to […]
January 22, 2015
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Mr. Horacio Verbitsky new ICDP Commissioner

The President of the ICDP Mr Federico Mayor announced on 22 January that Mr. Horacio Verbitsky accepted to become the new member of the Commission. Mr […]
December 20, 2014
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Increased vote at the UN General Assembly death penalty moratorium resolution- An important milestone in the path to global abolition of capital punishment

On 18 December 2014, a record number of countries – 117 –  supported the fifth UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution (A/RES/69/186) calling for a global moratorium […]
November 10, 2014
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A new reported execution in Belarus

There is serious concern on the reports that the execution of 26 year-old Belarusian national, Alyaksandr Hrunou, was carried out by authorities in Belarus. According to […]
October 30, 2014
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Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari by authorities in Iran

On 25 October 2014 Iranian national Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed by authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran). On 7 July 2007, Reyhaneh Jabbari reportedly […]