Belize: Death by hanging: the death penalty in Belize
The death penalty is mandatory for murder in Belize and may also be imposed for certain offences against the defence ordinance (regulations) and the "power of the commanding officer". AI has been monitoring the cases of the four people currently on death row, convicted of murder. They are: Dean Edwardo Vasquez, Catalino O'Niel, Ellis Taibo and Francisco Conorquie. The last execution in Belize took place in June 1985. AI opposes the death penalty unconditionally.