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November 25, 2012
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Dramatic surge in executions in Iran

According to official and unofficial reports Iran has executed 81 prisoners in the last 10 days of this month.The number of executions this year is now […]
November 21, 2012
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Execution of Mr Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, first execution in India since 2004

On the 21 of November India executed Mr Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab. The hanging took place at 7.30am (India time) in Yerawada prison, Pune, India after […]
November 20, 2012
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UN Call for moratorium on death penalty gathers strength

On 19 November the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee in New York adopted the resolution on Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty by 110 […]
November 15, 2012
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First execution in Pakistan since 2008

On Thursday 15 November, Mohammad Hussain, a Pakistani soldier, was executed. The hanging of Mohammed Hussain is the first execution since 2008. He was sentenced to […]
November 9, 2012
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California vote shows tide turning against death penalty in the USA

On 6 November Californian voters chose by a narrow margin to retain the state’s death penalty. The result of the vote is disappointing but the fact […]
November 1, 2012
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Commissioners urge voters to repeal the death penalty in California

Members of the International Commission against the Death Penalty issued a statement urging Californian citizens to vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 34 on 6th November 2012.  Proposition […]
October 31, 2012
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Mr Rodriguez Zapatero former Prime Minister of Spain is Honorary Member of the ICDP

Mr Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, former Prime Minister of Spain, becomes an Honorary Member of the Commission. Mr. Zapatero was the driving force behind the 2010 […]
October 29, 2012
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Risk of imminent executions in Nigeria

The International Commission against the Death Penalty called for a halt to the planned executions of Daniel Nsofor and Osayinwinde Agbomien in Edo State, Nigeria. The […]
October 29, 2012
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Californian voters can show global leadership on death penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty called on voters in California to reject the death penalty in a public vote on 6 November 2012.  A […]
September 30, 2012
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The Republic of Madagascar signs the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the death penalty

On 24th September 2012 Madagascar signed the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death […]