On March 9, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in Illinois. Illinois becomes the 16th state to abandon capital punishment, and the third in the last 4 years.
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Bahrain: Three Sentenced to Death After Unfair Trial (UA 47/15)
Three Bahraini men have been sentenced to death after an unfair trial, and another seven to life imprisonment in relation to the killing of three policemen. They have each had their nationality revoked.