Death penalty opponents said Thursday that this week’s votes putting Connecticut on track to become the 17th state to abandon capital punishment shows that the long campaign against the death penalty is gaining serious momentum.
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Two Bangladeshi men have been sentenced to death in Bahrain for murder. They have the right to appeal the sentence.
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Saman could be executed as early as February 19 for crimes allegedly committed when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced to death after being tortured into a 'confession.'