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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Indonesia: Six Executed, Nine More at Risk (UA 305/14)
The Indonesian authorities executed six people by firing squad on 18 January. Nine more people are at risk of execution.