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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United Arab Emirates: Protect a Group of 41 Men (UA 218/15)
A mass trial of 41 men began on 24 August in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). At least 21 had been held in secret detention facilities without access to their families or lawyers for 20 months before trial. They may have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated.
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