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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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March 29, 2012
Japan’s decision to hang three prisoners after nearly two years without executions is a retrograde step, Amnesty International said.
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March 28, 2012
The final hour reprieve for Balwant Singh, due to be executed on 31 March, was welcomed by Amnesty International today and acts as a reminder of the Indian government’s need to commute all capital sen...

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