On Wednesday, March 18, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed into law a bill to abolish the death penalty! New Mexico now becomes the 15th state to outlaw capital punishment, and the 2nd in only two years. Congratulations to the New Mexico Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty, and to all who have been working so hard there!
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USA: New Death Penalty Charges Against Libyan Man (UA 155/14)
He has now been charged with offenses punishable by the death penalty. The charges relate to an attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi in Libya in September 2012.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.