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Press Release
July 16, 2014

A federal judge, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney, today struck down California's death penalty law, saying the practice was unconstitutional and that the delays facing death row inmates...

Press Release
May 20, 2014

Ahead of the scheduled execution of Missouri death row inmate Russell Bucklew, Amnesty International USA Executive Director Steven W. Hawkins issued the following statement.

Press Release
April 17, 2014

In response to the New Hampshire State Senate’s 12-12 vote and decision today to table the death penalty repeal bill, Amnesty International USA Executive Director Steven W. Hawkins issued the follo...

Report
March 26, 2014
Despite the setbacks in 2013, there has been a steady decline in the number of countries using the death penalty over the last 20 years, and there was progress in all regions last year.

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