Death Penalty News - December 2006
1.) Nigeria announces commutations; 2.) First executions in Bahrain in 10 years; 3) Death penalty statistics; 4.) Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq; 5) Moratorium in Russia to continue until 2010; 6) China passes new death penalty legislation; 7.) Child offenders executed in Iran; 8) Libya re-sentences foreign medical workers to death; 9) First death penalty ruling by Caribbean Court of Justice 10) Four executions in Japan; 11) Executions in Saudi Arabia; USA News: Botched execution in Florida leads to state moratorium; Moratorium in California; 12) International events: World Day and Cities for Life; 13) News in Brief: Georgia; Kyrgyzstan; Montenegro; Pakistan; South Africa; 14) International Treaties 15) Photographs from World Day Against the Death Penalty in Ireland and the Cities for Life event in Kyrgyzstan.
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- Equatorial Guinea missed the opportunity to accept key human rights recommendations at the UN review
- Ethiopia: University lecturer must be released: Firew Bekele
- Oral statement by 20 NGOs to HRC42 expressing support for the Coordination Committee’s process to strengthen the work of the Special Procedures