How Likely Is the Return of the Death Penalty in Israel?
By World Coalition against the Death Penalty, on 22 May 2023
Early 2023, the newly elected government of Israel announced an ensemble of judicial reforms; including a new bill that would introduce the death penalty for acts of terrorism. As of May 2023, the judicial reforms have been put on hold by the PM Netanyahu. This article takes a historical perspective to recontextualize the issue of […]
Saudi Arabian Mass execution of 81 men
By Anissa Aguedal, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 4 April 2022
Saudi Arabia: the largest mass execution in this country in years The kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed 81 men on March 12, 2022, all of whom had been convicted of a wide range of offences, including “terrorism”- related crimes, murder, armed robbery, and arms smuggling. Those put to death included seven Yemenis, one Syrian and […]
Bahrain: Joint appeal for commutation and moratorium
By Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, on 13 January 2022
Joint Appeal was published on World Day Against the Death Penlaty on 10 October 2021 and sent to the Bahraini Embassy in France, UK and Switzerland.
At least 267 People Executed in Iran in 2020 Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
By Iran Human Rights and Ensemble Contre La Peine de Mort (ECPM), on 5 May 2021
The 13th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty), shows that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Islamic Republic continued carrying out executions as in the previous years, and remains the only country to have executed juvenile offenders in 2020.
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Unfair trials and the death penalty for terrorism in Iraq
By Majdoulin Sendadi, on 13 January 2020
From January until August 2019, Iraq executed more than 100 individuals accused of being affiliated with Daesh, according to Kurdish media network Rudaw.
Mass executions in Saudi Arabia with more than 100 people executed since January 2019
By Abdoul Razak Ahmadou Youssoufou, on 7 June 2019
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia once again made its mark on the international scene by executing 37 people sentenced to death for terrorism in six regions of the country on Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 36 of whom were beheaded, while the last was crucified.
Algeria: it’s time to move from the moratorium to the abolition
By Florence Bellivier et Lorène du Crest, on 24 May 2017
Organized by the National Algerian Committee in partnership with the Boumerdes bar association, a seminar on the death penalty took place the 28th and 29th of April in Algeria. Gathering mainly academics, lawyers and representatives of the civil society, this seminar had the ambition to contribute to the “long process for the final abolition of the death penalty in Algeria”. The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty was represented by Florence Bellivier, Deputy Secretary General of the International Federation of the Leagues of Human Rights (FIDH).
The 6th International Conference on Human Rights issues a warning on the alarming situation in Bahrain
By Emmanuel Trépied and Coalition marocaine contre la peine de mort, on 10 March 2017
The World Coalition was invited to take part in the 6th international Conference on Human Rights, on February 22nd, 2017 in Beirut. addressing the very worrying situation in Bahrain, the event resulted in a series of calls and recommendations.
Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment
Morocco is working to break down the political barriers to the abolition of the death penalty
By Tiziana Trotta, on 26 October 2015
The Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty organized numerous meetings and events in different regions of the country in October on the occasion of the 13th World Day.
Iran: more than 800 people executed in 2015, 500 for drugs
By Iran Human Rights, on 13 October 2015
Ahead of the 13th World Day Against the Death Penalty, Iran Human Rights is raising awareness about the implementation of the death penalty in Iran for drug-related offenses. Reports from the IHR website indicate that Iranian authorities have carried out more executions in 2015 than any other year in the past 25 years.
Iran (Islamic Republic of)