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September 30, 2012
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Japan executes two people

Yukinori Matsuda (m), aged 39, was hanged for the robbery and murder of a couple in 2003 and Sachiko Eto (f), aged 65, was hanged for […]
August 20, 2012
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Texas executes Marvin Wilson

Marvin Wilson was executed by lethal injection at Huntsville State Prison Texas, USA.    Marvin Wilson was executed despite the fact that he suffered from ‘mental […]
July 8, 2012
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Republic of Benin’s accedes to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On 5th July 2012 Benin acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the […]
April 12, 2012
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Connecticut votes to repeal death penalty

Following votes by the Senate and House of Representatives to repeal the death penalty, the Governor of Connecticut is expected to sign the bill into law. […]
March 30, 2012
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Japan’s first executions since July 2010

According to the Ministry of Justice three prisoners were executed on 29 March 2012. Tomoyuki Furusawa, 46, Yasutoshi Matsuda, 44 and Yasuaki Uwabe, 48, were executed […]
March 24, 2012
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5th Meeting of the ICDP

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) met in Geneva on 22 and 23 March 2012 in order to discuss strategies on abolition of the […]
March 19, 2012

Execution of Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov

Belarus state television reported the executions on Saturday 17 March 2012. Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov, both 25 years of age, were reportedly executed soon after […]
February 14, 2012

Pablo Ibar on death row in Florida State Prison for almost 12 years

Pablo Ibar has been on death row in Florida State Prison for almost 12 years. He was convicted of a triple murder in 1994 despite serious […]
January 12, 2012

Trial of Former President Mubarak and other senior officials in Egypt

The trial is an occasion to reveal the truth about the unlawful killing of anti-government demonstrators but it is important that the process is conducted according […]
January 6, 2012
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Mongolian Parliament votes in favour of ratifying the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On 5 of January 2012, the Mongolian Parliament approved a bill to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, […]