November 23, 2011

Governor of Oregon Announces Moratorium on Death Penalty

On 22 November 2011, the Governor of the US state Oregon John Kitzhauber announced a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in that state. […]
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. […]
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 […]
September 6, 2011

South Korea’s 5000th Day Without Executions

The International Commission against the Death Penalty congratulates South Korea on the occasion of its  5,000th day free of executions on 8 September 2011. Read the statement of […]
July 26, 2011

Belarus Executes Two Prisoners

According to a recent report by the state media, Aleh Hyrshkawtsow and Andey Burdyka have been executed in Belarus. They were sentenced to death in May […]
July 11, 2011

20th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International […]
July 9, 2011

Execution of Humberto Leal García

On 7 July 2011 Mr Humberto Leal García, was executed despite unanimous calls from numerous countries in the world, International Organizations and NGOs urging to commute […]