Arthur P. Baird described by various courts and mental health professionals as "insane at the time of the murders," "legally insane," and as suffering from a "delusional disorder" was scheduled to be executed on August 31. On Monday afternoon, August 29, Governor Mitch Daniels commuted Mr. Baird's death sentence. Thanks to everyone who took action on his behalf!
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Urgent Action Update: Ten Men Sentenced To Death And Life Imprisonment (Bahrain: UA 47/15)
A Bahraini court of appeal upheld the death sentences against three Bahraini men, the life sentences against seven others and the revocation of the nationality of eight of them on 4 December after an unfair retrial in relation to the killing of three policemen in March 2014. On 17 October the Court of Cassation had overturned the three death sentences and ordered the retrial.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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