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September 12, 2013
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Japan: 73 year-old man executed

Tokuhisa Kumagai, aged 73, was hanged at Tokyo Detention Center on 12 September 2013. Tokuhisa Kumagai was initially sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder and […]
July 24, 2013
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Support on calls for retrial on the case of Pablo Ibar, Florida , USA

Pablo Ibar, a 41 year-old man, who is a national of the USA and Spain, is on death row in Florida State Prison, USA. He was […]
July 18, 2013
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Bolivia accedes to the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

On 12 July 2013 the Plurinational State of Bolivia acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), aiming […]
June 25, 2013
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Nigeria resumes executions after 7 years

Four men were hanged in Benin City Prison in Edo State on 24 June 2013. A fifth man is reportedly at imminent risk of execution. These […]
June 17, 2013
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5th World Congress against the Death Penalty concludes in Madrid

Hundreds of people met in Madrid, 12-15 June 2013, to review death penalty developments and agree abolitionist strategies. The four-day Congress brought together international experts, campaigners […]
June 12, 2013
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Statement by the International Commission against the Death Penalty: 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty – Madrid, 12-15 June 2013

The 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty will take place in Madrid from 12 to 15 June 2013. More than 1,500 people from over 90 […]
May 3, 2013
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Maryland, USA, abolishes the death penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) warmly welcomes the abolition of the death penalty in Maryland on 2 May 2013. Eighteen U.S. states have […]
May 2, 2013
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Support to the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty is the only international treaty […]
April 28, 2013
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Two more executions in Japan

On 26 April 2013 Japan carried out two more executions bringing the total so far this year to five. More than 130 remain persons on death […]
April 20, 2013
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More executions in Iraq

On 16 April 2013, 21 executions were carried out in Iraq. The latest executions bring the number of persons executed in 2013 to 50. In 2012 […]