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November 10, 2014

A new reported execution in Belarus

There is serious concern on the reports that the execution of 26 year-old Belarusian national, Alyaksandr Hrunou, was carried out by authorities in Belarus. According to […]
October 30, 2014

Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari by authorities in Iran

On 25 October 2014 Iranian national Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed by authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran). On 7 July 2007, Reyhaneh Jabbari reportedly […]
October 30, 2014

Pope Francis calls for the abolition of the death penalty

Pope Francis made a strong call to abolish capital punishment during a speech on 23 October. In an audience with delegates from the International Association of […]
October 24, 2014

Executions of six men in Afghanistan: Open Letter by ICDP to new President Ghani

ICDP Commissioners wrote an Open Letter to the President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, expressing their deep concern at the reported executions, by hanging, of […]
October 10, 2014

Political leadership is key for a world moving away from the death penalty

On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, please find below an article by ICDP Commissioners. Article by ICDP Commissioners
October 1, 2014

ICDP at United Nations high-level event at UNGA, New York on “Moving Away from the Death Penalty: National Leadership”

On 25 September, the United Nations (UN)’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights held a high-level event during the 69th session of the UN […]
July 28, 2014

Another “botched” execution in United States

On 23 July 2014 of Joseph Wood was executed by authorities in the US state of Arizona. Mr Wood, 55, was executed by lethal injection. The […]
July 22, 2014

Singapore executes two men and resumes executions after more than three years

On 18 July 2014 the Central Narcotics Bureau announced the executions of two men, Tang Hai Liang, 36, and Foong Chee Peng, 48. The executions were […]
July 19, 2014

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

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 […]