July 19, 2014
death penalty

Unprecedented ruling by US District Court Judge declares California’s death penalty system unconstitutional

On 16 July 2014, District Judge Cormac J. Carney passed a historic ruling by United States (US) declaring California’s death penalty system unconstitutional. Judge Carney of […]
June 26, 2014
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Japan carries out first execution in 2014

Masanori Kawasaki, 68, was executed on 26 June 2014 at Osaka Detention Center. Mr. Kawasaki was found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of […]
June 23, 2014
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Egypt resumes executions amid mass death sentences

Seven persons were reportedly executed on 16 and 19 June 2014 by authorities in Egypt. According to reports reaching ICDP, three men and one woman were […]
June 19, 2014
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ICDP mourns the death of Commissioner Rodolfo Mattarollo

It is with great sadness that the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) announces the passing away, on 18 June, of ICDP Commissioner Rodolfo Mattarollo. […]
May 30, 2014
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Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese national, sentenced to death for apostasy

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese national, 27,was sentenced to death on charges of apostasy by a court in Khartoum, Sudan. According to Ms Ibrahim, she was […]
May 20, 2014
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Two Palestinians executed as Israeli Spies

On 7 May 2014, two men were executed in the Palestinian Authority by the Hamas authorities in Gaza. Reports suggest that one man identified as AK, […]
May 20, 2014
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Belarus carries out second execution in 2014: Ryhor Yuzepchuk

The exact date of Ryhor Yuzepchuk’s execution is not clear; the Mogilev regional court in western Belarus reportedly confirmed the execution after it became public knowledge […]
May 7, 2014
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Taiwan: Five executions in four different prisons in one day

On 29 April 2014, five men were executed in four different prisons by authorities in Taiwan. According to reports reaching ICDP, Teng Kuo-Ling was executed in […]
April 29, 2014
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683 death sentences in Egypt

On 28 April 2014, 683 individuals were sentenced to death following a trial held by the Criminal Court in Minya, Egypt. According to reports, the 683 […]
April 23, 2014
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Execution of Pavel Selyun

Pavel Selyun (24) was executed by authorities in Belarus, the first execution since 2012.The exact date of Mr Selyun’s execution is not clear; his lawyer and […]