Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, Steven W. Hawkins, released the following statement on the use of untested lethal injection drugs in the execution of an Ohio inmate.
Today 140 countries are abolitionist in law or practice. A small number of countries account for the bulk of the global judicial death toll each year. One of them is the USA.
Judge Michael Manners, the Special Master finds that prosecutors suppressed evidence and writes that he believes the statement Reggie Clemons gave to police was coerced.
Brian Evans, director of Amnesty International USA's Abolish the Death Penalty campaign, issued a statement responding to a Georgia court granting Warren Hill a stay of execution.