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April 5, 2012
Connecticut’s State Senate has voted to abolish the death penalty, joining a worldwide trend away from capital punishment.
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April 5, 2012

Amnesty International USA today applauded the Connecticut State Senate for passing Senate Bill 280, which repeals the death penalty in Connecticut.

March 30, 2012

Seventy-year-old Alabama death row prisoner Thomas Arthur has received a stay of execution from a federal court. He had been scheduled to be executed on the evening of 29 March for a murder committ...

March 29, 2012
Japan has hanged three men in the country's first executions in almost two years, joining the minority of countries worldwide that are still executing.

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