Jeffrey Matthews received a 60-day stay of execution from a federal judge on August 17, a few hours before he was due to be put to death. This was his third stay of execution in three months.
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John Battaglia, aged 61, is scheduled to be executed in Texas on 7 December. He was sentenced to death for killing his two young daughters in 2001. Three psychologists have concluded that a delusional disorder renders him incompetent for execution. On 18 November, a Texas judge ruled that he is feigning mental illness and can be executed.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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