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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. […]
June 19, 2014

Side-Event on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On 18 June 2014, the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) organized a high-level Side-Event on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Second […]
June 17, 2014

Mission to Lebanon

The President of the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP and Commission) Mr Federico Mayor, ICDP Commissioner and former Lebanese Minister of Justice Mr Ibrahim Najjar and ICDP Commissioner and former judge at the European Court of Human Rights Ms Hanne Sophie Greve were part of a delegation that discussed issues related to the abolition of the death penalty in Lebanon with the Prime Minister of Lebanon, parliamentarians, lawyers and important members of the civil society between 8-10 June 2014.
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 […]
May 20, 2014
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Two Palestinians executed as Israeli Spies

On 7 May 2014, two men were executed in the Palestinian Authority by the Hamas authorities in Gaza. Reports suggest that one man identified as AK, […]