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November 19, 2011

Idaho Ends 17-year de facto Moratorium

Death row prisoner Paul Ezra Rhoades was executed on 18 November 2011. He was sentenced to death for murdering Susan Michelbacher and Stacy Baldwin in 1987. […]
October 17, 2011

African Conference against the Death Penalty (Kigali, 13-14 October 2011)

On 13-14 October, Kigali was the venue of the Regional Conference on the Abolition and/or Moratorium on the Execution of the Death Penalty. The conference was […]
October 17, 2011

International Conference on the Death Penalty in the Greater Caribbean

On 17-19 October, the First International Conference on the Death Penalty in the Greater Caribbean has taken place in Madrid. It was organized by the Community […]
October 15, 2011

A Series of Events in Vienna throughout November Galvanize the Worldwide Abolitionist Movement

In November 2011, a series of events will take place in Vienna in order to draw attention to the history of the death penalty in Austria, […]
October 12, 2011

4th Meeting of the ICDP: First Anniversary and Permanent Installation in Geneva

On 10 and 11 October, the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICPD) met in Geneva in order to discuss strategies to strengthen the abolitionist trends […]
September 22, 2011

Imminent Execution of Manuel Valle in Florida, United States

Mr. Manuel Valle, who has been 33 years on death row and was sentenced to death in 1978 for murdering a police officer, is at imminent […]
September 22, 2011

Troy Davis Executed Although Serious Doubts Persisted

On 21 September, Afro-American Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection in the US State of Georgia, although serious doubts had been raised repeatedly about the […]
September 21, 2011

Iran Publicly Executes a 17 Year Old

Alizera Molla-Soltani, a 17 year old juvenile, was publicly hanged in public square in Karaj on 21 September. Alizera Molla-Soltani was sentenced to death for killing […]
September 6, 2011

Benin’s National Assembly Gives Green Light for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Benin’s National Assembly voted in favour of ratifying the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Once the bill of ratification is […]