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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Pakistan: Accept Mercy Petition of Khizar Hayat (UA 164/15)
Khizar Hayat’s execution warrant was suspended on 25 July but he remains at imminent risk of execution. He was diagnosed with a mental disability in 2008 and has been on medication since then. International law clearly states that the death penalty should not be used against those with mental and intellectual disabilities.
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