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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Civilians caught up in the Iraqi conflict must be protected. The US government must address the Iraqi central government’s abysmal human rights record and push for overdue reforms.
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