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NIGERIA: ECOWAS COURT UPHOLDS RIGHTS OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS ON DEATH ROW

June 18, 2014: in a landmark verdict, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Court) has opposed death sentences imposed on two juvenile offenders in Nigeria, underscoring its duty to respect and enforce fundamental human rights as stipulated in the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
The cases brought before the court by Avocats Sans Frontieres France (ASFF) concerned death row inmates Maimuna Abdulmumini and Thankgod Ebhos. Maimuna was tried for the alleged murder of her husband when she was only 13 years old and was subsequently sentenced to death by a Katsina State High Court in 2012. Thankgod has been on death row since 1995 after being sentenced to death by a military tribunal.
In its final judgement, the presiding judge, Justice Hansine Donli, declared that pronouncing the death sentence on them for an offence they committed as minors was a breach of Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The judge then ordered the Nigerian government to refrain from any attempt to execute them. (Sources: ngrguardiannews.com, 18/06/2014)

KENYA: 6,000 CONVICTS AWAITING DEATH
KUWAIT: DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD FOR MURDERER
IRAN: 13 PRISONERS HANGED IN KARAJ
VIETNAM: AUSTRALIAN MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HEROIN POSSESSION
SWISS RESOLUTION ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BEFORE THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
JAPAN: KILLER HANGED IN FIRST EXECUTION THIS YEAR
CALIFORNIA (USA): JURY DECIDES DEATH FOR CONVICTED SERIAL KILLER CHESTER DEWAYNE TURNER
FLORIDA (USA): DNA PROVES DEATH ROW INMATE INNOCENT AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS
BAHRAIN: DEATH PENALTY FOR MURDERER
NONVIOLENT RADICAL PARTY: PROHIBITION ON DRUGS ENHANCES DEATH PENALTY
IRAN: 10 PRISONERS HANGED IN URUMIEH PRISON
INDIA: 24-YR-OLD PALI MAN GETS DEATH FOR RAPING & MURDERING MINOR GIRL IN 2012
SAUDI ARABIA: TWO BEHEADED FOR RAPING MINORS
INDIA: COP GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING 3 BIHAR STUDENTS IN FAKE ENCOUNTER
BANGLADESH: ONE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN NTV EMPLOYEE MURDER CASE
SAUDI ARABIA: THREE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BANK ROBBERY 'TERROR' PLAN
IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS EXECUTED FOR DRUG-RELATED CHARGES
SUDAN: COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR CHANGING FAITH
BANGLADESH: 8 TO DIE FOR RAMNA KILLING
EGYPT: EIGHT PRISONERS HANGED
EGYPT: DEATH SENTENCES OF 183 CONFIRMED
VIETNAM: COURT CONFIRMS 29 DEATH SENTENCES
EGYPT: COURT HANDS 14 ISLAMIST LEADERS PRELIMINARY DEATH SENTENCES
IRAN: EIGHT MORE PRISONERS HANGED IN BIRJAND AND YAZD
EGYPT: 12 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING OFFICER
FLORIDA (USA): JOHN HENRY EXECUTED
MISSOURI (USA): JOHN E. WINFIELD EXECUTED
SAUDI ARABIA: 26 DISSIDENTS SENTENCED TO DEATH
CHINA: SEVEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
GEORGIA (USA): MARCUS A. WELLONS EXECUTED

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