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January 23, 2015

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 […]
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 […]
April 23, 2015

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 […]
April 28, 2015

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 29, 2015

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 […]
May 13, 2015

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 […]
May 29, 2015

Nebraska (United States) abolishes the death penalty

Nebraska became the 19th state in the United States to abolish capital punishment when its unicameral Legislature, by a 30 to 19 vote, voted on Wednesday […]
June 5, 2015

138 executions carried out by Pakistan authorities since December 2014

As of 3 June, authorities in Pakistan have carried out at least 138 executions since the death penalty was resumed at the end of December 2014 […]
July 20, 2015

Togo becomes 82nd State Party to the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

On 10 July 2015 by the government of the Togolese Republic acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, […]