April 8, 2011

Malaysian Man Faces Execution in Singapore for Drug-Trafficking

23-year-old Malaysian citizen Yong Vui Kong faces the risk of being executed in Singapore. He was sentenced to death in January 2009 for drug-trafficking. Read the statement […]
March 19, 2011

Taiwan Executes Five Prisoners

Taiwan executed five prisoners only one year after the resumption of the implementation of the death penalty which put an end to a de facto moratorium […]
March 19, 2011

Three Philippine Citizens at Risk of Execution in China

ccording to information received by the ICDP, three Philippine citizens are facing the risk of execution in China. They were convicted and sentenced to death for […]
March 10, 2011

Illinois Abolishes the Death Penalty

On the 9 March 2011, Governor Pat Quinn of the US State of Illinois eventually signed the bill into law which brings about the abolition of […]
February 24, 2011

Dramatic Increase of Executions in Iran

Several organizations have registered a dramatic increase of executions in Iran since the start of the year 2011.  According to the Office of the High Commissioner for […]
February 11, 2011

Wrongful Execution in Taiwan Confirms Latent Risk of Death Penalty

Newly found evidence on the case of Chiang Kuo-ching suggests that the former Air Force private had been wrongfully executed 15 years ago. The case reopens […]
January 28, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago for a Swifter and Stricter Use of the Death Penalty

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago announced its intent to pass a bill which would enable it to speed up the process of imposing and carrying […]
January 14, 2011

Illinois: A Signature away from Abolition

The Senate and the House of Representatives of Illinois approved a bill that would bring about the abolition of the death penalty. It is now up […]
January 12, 2011

Cuba Empties its Death Row

Soon after the announcement of the commutations of the death sentences of two Salvadoran prisoners in December 2010 (read the statement by the ICDP in this regard), […]
December 22, 2010

Adoption of the Third UNGA Resolution on a Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty welcomes the adoption of the UNGA resolution 65/206 on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty with […]