On Monday, October 5, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland granted temporary reprieves to Lawrence Reynolds and Darryl Durr. These reprieves came after the 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals stayed the Reynolds execution pending a November 30 hearing on the botched lethal injection of Romell Broom, whom the state of Ohio tried but failed to execute on September 15. While Amnesty called on Governor Strickland to establish a moratorium on all executions in his state, these reprieves are an acknowledgement that Ohio has serious problems with its death penalty. Thanks to all who took action!
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Belarus: Commute Gennadii Yakovitskii's Death Sentence (UA 18/16)
Gennadii Yakovitskii was sentenced to death in Belarus on 5 January. His was the first death sentence to be passed in 2016.
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