On 29 November, the Tennessee Supreme Court granted a stay of execution in the case of Stephen West, who was due to be put to death on 30 November. The stay is to provide more time for litigation to continue on the constitutionality of Tennesseeâ€™s lethal injection procedures
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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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