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March 31, 2015

An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found...

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March 2, 2015

Despite pleas from human rights organizations and a petition to the governor signed by 40,000 supporters, the state of Georgia is scheduled to execute Kelly Gissendaner tonight at 7 p.m. ET.

February 24, 2015

On 23 February, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution in the case of Rodney Reed, who was due to be put to death on 5 March for a murder in 1996 which he has consistently s...

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February 13, 2015

Amnesty International USA executive director Steven W. Hawkins issued the following response after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that he is issuing a moratorium on the death penalty in...

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