Data on Death Penalty:    Summary     /     Detailed

Number of Individuals Currently Under Sentence of Death: 0

Year of Last Known Execution: 2003

Cuba’s Position on the Death Penalty

The Cuban government has maintained a de facto moratorium on the imposition of the death penalty since its last reported execution in 2003, and death row has been empty in the country since 2010. However, the death penalty has not been abolished, and is not limited to the most serious crimes. Crimes punishable by the death penalty include rape, robbery, treason, and drug trafficking.

On December 28, 2010, Cuba’s Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of Cuba’s last remaining death row inmate, a Cuban-American convicted of a murder carried out during a 1994 terrorist invasion of the island. [4] No new death sentences have been recorded since. [5]
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