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October 30, 2014
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Pope Francis calls for the abolition of the death penalty

Pope Francis made a strong call to abolish capital punishment during a speech on 23 October. In an audience with delegates from the International Association of […]
October 24, 2014
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Executions of six men in Afghanistan: Open Letter by ICDP to new President Ghani

ICDP Commissioners wrote an Open Letter to the President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, expressing their deep concern at the reported executions, by hanging, of […]
October 10, 2014
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Political leadership is key for a world moving away from the death penalty

On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, please find below an article by ICDP Commissioners. Article by ICDP Commissioners
July 28, 2014
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Another “botched” execution in United States

On 23 July 2014 of Joseph Wood was executed by authorities in the US state of Arizona. Mr Wood, 55, was executed by lethal injection. The […]
July 22, 2014
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Singapore executes two men and resumes executions after more than three years

On 18 July 2014 the Central Narcotics Bureau announced the executions of two men, Tang Hai Liang, 36, and Foong Chee Peng, 48. The executions were […]
July 19, 2014
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Unprecedented ruling by US District Court Judge declares California’s death penalty system unconstitutional

On 16 July 2014, District Judge Cormac J. Carney passed a historic ruling by United States (US) declaring California’s death penalty system unconstitutional. Judge Carney of […]
June 26, 2014
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Japan carries out first execution in 2014

Masanori Kawasaki, 68, was executed on 26 June 2014 at Osaka Detention Center. Mr. Kawasaki was found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of […]
June 23, 2014
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Egypt resumes executions amid mass death sentences

Seven persons were reportedly executed on 16 and 19 June 2014 by authorities in Egypt. According to reports reaching ICDP, three men and one woman were […]
June 19, 2014
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ICDP mourns the death of Commissioner Rodolfo Mattarollo

It is with great sadness that the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) announces the passing away, on 18 June, of ICDP Commissioner Rodolfo Mattarollo. […]
May 30, 2014
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Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese national, sentenced to death for apostasy

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese national, 27,was sentenced to death on charges of apostasy by a court in Khartoum, Sudan. According to Ms Ibrahim, she was […]