With its March 1st decision in Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court removed the U.S. from the list of nations that execute juvenile offenders and ensured that evolving standards of decency are recognized, allowing the United States to join the rest of the international community.
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Belarus: Halt Execution of Siarhei Khmialeuski (UA 122/16)
Siarhei Khmialeuski, who was sentenced to death in Belarus in February, is at imminent risk of execution.
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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