December 13, 2013
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First execution for crimes committed during Bangladesh Liberation War

On 12 December, Abdul Quader Mollah was executed in Bangladesh Abdul Quader Mollah, 65, was executed at Dhaka Central Jail following his conviction by Bangladesh’s International […]
November 19, 2013
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Indonesia – fifth execution in 2013

Muhammad Abdul Hafeez, a 44 year-old Pakistani national, was reportedly executed in secret on Sunday 17 November 2013 in South Tangerang. He was sentenced to death […]
November 8, 2013
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152 individuals sentenced to death following a mass trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) condemns the death sentences handed down to 152 individuals following a mass trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 5 […]
October 2, 2013
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Support grows for UN Protocol to abolish the death penalty – Guinea-Bissau and Angola

On 24 September 2013, Guinea-Bissau’s ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death […]
September 25, 2013
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India – death sentence for men convicted of gang-rape

On September 13 a court in New Delhi sentenced to death four men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of a young woman. For further information, […]
September 12, 2013
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Japan: 73 year-old man executed

Tokuhisa Kumagai, aged 73, was hanged at Tokyo Detention Center on 12 September 2013. Tokuhisa Kumagai was initially sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder and […]
July 24, 2013
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Support on calls for retrial on the case of Pablo Ibar, Florida , USA

Pablo Ibar, a 41 year-old man, who is a national of the USA and Spain, is on death row in Florida State Prison, USA. He was […]
July 18, 2013
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Bolivia accedes to the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

On 12 July 2013 the Plurinational State of Bolivia acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), aiming […]
June 25, 2013
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Nigeria resumes executions after 7 years

Four men were hanged in Benin City Prison in Edo State on 24 June 2013. A fifth man is reportedly at imminent risk of execution. These […]
June 17, 2013
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5th World Congress against the Death Penalty concludes in Madrid

Hundreds of people met in Madrid, 12-15 June 2013, to review death penalty developments and agree abolitionist strategies. The four-day Congress brought together international experts, campaigners […]