Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
Seventy-year-old Alabama death row prisoner Thomas Arthur has received a stay of execution from a federal court. He had been scheduled to be executed on the evening of 29 March for a murder committed in 1982.
The Governor of the US state of Delaware has commuted the death sentence of Robert Gattis to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, three days before the prisoner was due to be executed after nearly 20 years on death row.
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.