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Press Release
May 15, 2015

In response to the announcement that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death after being convicted in the Boston Marathon bombings, Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International U...

Press Release
May 12, 2015

The state of Texas is scheduled to execute a man with a history of severe mental illness tonight. Derrick Dewayne Charles has been suffering symptoms of mental impairments nearly his entire life an...

Press Release
April 14, 2015

The state of Missouri executed Andre Cole tonight at 10:24 p.m. CT. The execution took place despite multiple factors raising questions about the appropriateness of the sentence, including Cole’s m...

Report
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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