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June 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]
April 14, 2014

Imminent execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari

Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death by a Criminal Court in Tehran in 2009 for the alleged murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of […]
April 14, 2014

Gabon and El Salvador’s official accession to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Gabon acceded to the Second Optional Protocol on 2 April 2014. The country had abolished the death penalty for all crimes in February 2010. El Salvador […]