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Death Penalty Crimes to Be Further Reduced (September 22, 2015) by Laney Zhang

On August 29, 2015, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of the People's ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: China

Anti-Corruption Law Penalties Extended to Foreigners (August 07, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Corruption; Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Thailand

Cairo Court of Appeal Sentences Former President Morsi to Death (June 18, 2015) by George Sadek

On June 16, 2015, the Criminal Chamber of the Cairo Court of Appeal found former President ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal procedure
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Supreme Court Rules Mandatory Death Sentences Unconstitutional (May 20, 2015) by Shameema Rahman

On May 5, 2015, the Appellate Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court declared sections 6(2), 6(3), ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Crimes against children; Crimes against women; Sentencing; Supreme court
Jurisdiction: Bangladesh

Penal Code Revisions Proposed (May 19, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On April 7, 2015, Vietnam's Minister of Justice, Ha Hung Cuong, spoke to the National Assembly ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Criminal code; Sentencing
Jurisdiction: Vietnam

Criminal Court Gives Head of Muslim Brotherhood a Death Sentence (March 19, 2015) by George Sadek

On March 16, 2015, the Criminal Court of Cairo handed down a death sentence to Muslim ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Cabinet Approves Guidelines for Implementation of the Death Penalty (February 11, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On February 5, 2015, it was reported that the Papua New Guinea Cabinet had endorsed guidelines ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Papua New Guinea

Mass Trial Results in Death Sentences for 183 Defendants (February 05, 2015) by Issam Saliba

The Felony Court of Giza, Egypt, headed by Judge Mohammed Naji Shehata, on February 2, 2015, ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Criminal code; Criminal procedure
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Experts Warn Against Death Penalty Resumptions (January 02, 2015) by Constance Johnson

United Nations human rights experts have recently warned of the dangers of the use of the ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Jordan; Pakistan; United Nations

New Law on Repression of Terrorism Passed (December 18, 2014) by Constance Johnson

Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights and civil liberties; Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Cameroon

Court Declares Extradition to Death Penalty Jurisdiction Illegal (September 25, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Extradition; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: South Africa

Ministry Points Out Right of Appeal for Convicted Muslim Brotherhood Members (May 01, 2014) by George Sadek

The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal procedure
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Defense Lawyers Try to Appeal Death Sentences for Muslim Brotherhood Defendants (April 02, 2014) by George Sadek

On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Criminal procedure; Lawyers and legal services
Jurisdiction: Egypt

First Execution of War Criminal Convicted by International Crimes Tribunal (January 09, 2014) by Shameema Rahman

Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, ...

Topic: Capital punishment; War crimes
Jurisdiction: Bangladesh

U.N. Official Urges Stay of Executions in Gaza (August 23, 2013) by Constance Johnson

On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out ...

Topic: Capital punishment
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Committee Passes Resolution on the Death Penalty (December 03, 2012) by Constance Johnson

On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee – the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee ...

Topic: Capital punishment
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Seven Death Sentences Upheld (October 23, 2012) by Constance Johnson

On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including ...

Topic: Capital punishment
Jurisdiction: Gambia

UN Calls for Halt of Executions (October 16, 2012) by Constance Johnson

On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Méndez, whose ...

Topic: Capital punishment
Jurisdiction: Iran

Death Penalty Impositions Temporarily Halted (September 18, 2012) by Constance Johnson

On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions ...

Topic: Capital punishment
Jurisdiction: Gambia

Report of Official Executions Being Carried Out After Long Hiatus (August 30, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin

Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine ...

Topic: Capital punishment
Jurisdiction: Gambia

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Last updated: September 22, 2015