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April 29, 2011

Four Persons at Risk of Execution in Bahrain

In Bahrain, four persons are facing the risk of being executed. The outcome of their appeals made to a military court is still pending. There have been […]
April 28, 2011

Execution of Two Juvenile Offenders in Iran

Two Iranian juvenile offenders were executed in the town of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran on 20 April 2011 after being convicted for a rape and murder […]
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 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 […]
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 […]