We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
The Governor of Oregon has blocked an imminent execution -- which would have been the first in this US state since 1997 and only the third since 1962 -- and said that he will allow no further executions while he is governor.
Amnesty was out in force combating former Vice President Dick Cheney's disinformation campaign, demonstrating at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC and the Today Show in New York City.
On 23 August, a Pennsylvania trial court ordered the immediate transfer of Jordan Brown’s case to a juvenile court for trial. This decision removes the risk of 13-year-old Jordan Brown being sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Such a sentence, when imposed on anyone under 18 years old at the time of the crime, violates international law.