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USA must not 'open the floodgates' of weapons to armed ...
8 December 2014

The US Congress risks supplying fresh weapons to forces and armed groups with terrible human rights records in Iraq and Syria if it approves Obama ...

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USA: Further information: Federal court blocks Scott Panetti ...
4 December 2014

A federal court issued a stay of execution for Texas death row prisoner Scott Panetti a few hours before he was scheduled to be put to death by lethal ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/058/2014

USA: Missouri execution set for human rights day: Paul ...
3 December 2014

Paul Goodwin is scheduled to be executed in Missouri on 10 December, Human Rights Day. His lawyers are seeking clemency on the grounds of intellectual ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/057/2014

USA: Further information: Florida governor signs new death ...
2 December 2014

Florida's Governor has signed a death warrant in the case of Shane Kormondy, whose execution has been scheduled for 15 January. This would be ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/056/2014

USA should "put its money where its mouth is" and implement ...
28 November 2014

Two decades after the USA ratified the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), and ...

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USA: Texas must halt 'shameful' execution of man with severe ...
28 November 2014

The State of Texas should immediately halt its shameful plans to execute a man with severe mental illness, said Amnesty International with the scheduled ...

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Amnesty International | USA: Texas must halt 'shameful' ...
28 November 2014

The State of Texas should immediately halt its shameful plans to execute a man with severe mental illness, said Amnesty International with the scheduled ...

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USA: Respect the right to peaceful demonstration in wake of ...
25 November 2014

Law enforcement personnel in the US state of Missouri must not resort to excessive use of force as protesters take to the streets following the Grand ...

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USA: Further information: Missouri carries out ninth execution ...
19 November 2014

Leon Taylor was executed in the first few minutes of 19 November in Missouri for a murder committed during a robbery in 1994. This was the ninth execution ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/054/2014

USA: Texas set to execute severely mentally ill man: Scott ...
18 November 2014

Scott Panetti, a 56-year-old man whose serious mental illness predated and contributed to the 1992 double murder for which he was sent to death row ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/053/2014