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!
Get updates on Amnesty's work to protect human rights in the Americas.
USA: Stop Kimber Edwards' Execution (UA 207/15)
Kimber Edwards is due to be executed in Missouri on 6 October. He was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder-for-hire of his former wife. The man who shot the victim and who is serving a life sentence now claims that Kimber Edwards was not involved.
It's your body, know your rights! Check out our global campaign to help ensure that everyone has access to their sexual and reproductive rights and to stop criminalization of sexuality and reproduction by governments.