On the evening of May 19, 2010, Governor Brad Henry of Oklahoma approved clemency and commuted the death sentence for Richard Tandy Smith to life without parole. Smith was found guilty of murdering John Cederlund in 1986. Six jurors from the trial and John Cederlund's brother were among those arguing in favor of clemency. Thank you to all who took action!
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Urgent Action: Five Children Executed, Two Others At Risk (Somalia: UA 96.17)
Puntland authorities have executed five boys found guilty of murder. They were subjected to various forms of torture before “confessing” to the crime. Two other boys found guilty are at imminent risk of execution.
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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