Good News! The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has issued a stay of execution for Cathy Henderson who had been scheduled to be executed June 13 in Texas for the 1994 murder of a three-and-a-half-month-old baby, Brandon Baugh. Serious doubt has been raised about the prosecutions claim that Brandon's death was not the result of an accidental fall. » Read Amnesty's press release
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Help Halt Execution Of Person With Mental Disability (Pakistan: UA 222/16)
Imdad Ali, a death row prisoner with a mental disability, is at imminent risk of execution. He was convicted of the murder of a religious teacher in 2002. In 2012, he was diagnosed with “paranoid schizophrenia”. International law clearly prohibits the use of the death penalty against people with mental or intellectual disabilities.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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