February 21, 2013

Three prisoners on death row executed in Japan on 21 of February

Three men Masahiro Kanagawa (29), Keiki Kanoh (62) and Kaoru Kobayashi (44), were hanged in the early hours of 21 February according to the Japanese Ministry […]
February 23, 2013

Stepping back from capital punishment, New York Times

An article on capital punishment by ICDP Members Mohammed Bedjaoui, Ruth Dreifuss and Federico Mayor was published by the New York Times / International Herald Tribune […]
March 12, 2013

21 people sentenced to death in Egypt

On 9 March 2013, the New Cairo Criminal Court confirmed the death penalty on 21 people for their involvement in the February 2012 Port Said riot. […]
March 15, 2013

Indonesia resumes executions

On 14 March 2013 Indonesia carried out its first execution since November 2008. Adami Wilson, reported to be a Nigerian national, was arrested in 2003 for […]
March 18, 2013

Maryland (USA) close to abolishing the death penalty

Following the vote in the Senate last week, the House of Delegates also voted to repeal capital punishment on 15 March.The Governor is expected to sign […]
April 3, 2013

Kuwait resumes executions

Three men – a Pakistani national, a Saudi national and a Bidoon (person without nationality)-were executed in Kuwait on Monday (1 April) morning. The executions were […]
April 4, 2013

Executions in Iraq continue

According to reports, Iraq has already executed 22 prisoners in March and April and there are fears that more hangings could be imminent. Four men were […]
April 10, 2013

Executions in Saudi Arabia

On 9 April 2013 Talal Bin Fayez Al Shammari was executed by beheading after he was convicted of intentionally causing the deaths of three people during […]
April 15, 2013

How States abolish the death penalty

Today (15 April 2013) ICDP launched its report in Oslo City Hall. The publication reviews processes towards abolition of capital punishment through studying the experiences of […]