On July 31, the Alabama Supreme Court voted 5-4 to indefinitely delay the execution of Thomas Arthur, who is seeking a DNA test he claims could prove his innocence. Another man has confessed to the crime and the state of Alabama has admitted that it has lost the rape kit containing the DNA evidence in question. Thanks to all who took action on his behalf!
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Indonesia: Halt Upcoming Executions (UA 179/16)
Four men were executed in Indonesia on 29 July for drug-related offences. Nine other men and one woman received a last-minute temporary stay of execution after they were also taken to the execution grounds. The reasons and length of the stay are unclear and the ten prisoners remain at 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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