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Amnesty International | USA: Amnesty calls on Texas to halt “ ...
26 June 2013

Amnesty International is calling on the US state of Texas to halt its 500th execution since the reinstatement of capital punishment in the United States ...

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USA: Texas must halt 'shameful' 500th execution | Amnesty ...
26 June 2013

52-year-old Kimberly McCarthy, currently held in prison in Texas, is set to become the 500th person to be executed since the reinstatement of capital ...

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USA: A deadly distinction: 500th execution in Texas looms
25 June 2013

The 500th Texas execution is due to take place on 26 June 2013. Kimberly McCarthy is scheduled to be killed at or soon after 6pm, Texas time. She ...

Report       AMR 51/041/2013

Amnesty International | USA must not hunt down ...
24 June 2013

The US authorities must not prosecute anyone for disclosing information about the government's human rights violations, Amnesty International said ...

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USA: Racism claim as 500th Texas execution nears: Kimberly ...
24 June 2013

In what would be the 500th execution in Texas since 1977, a 52-year-old woman, Kimberly McCarthy, is due to be put to death at 6pm on 26 June 2013 ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/039/2013

USA must not hunt down whistleblower Edward Snowden ...
24 June 2013

The US authorities must not prosecute anyone for disclosing information about the government's human rights violations, Amnesty International said ...

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USA: Further information: Florida governor signs death ...
17 June 2013

On 14 June 2013, the Governor of Florida signed House Bill 7083, also known as the “Timely Justice Act of 2013”, into law. The bill is aimed at furthering ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/038/2013

USA: Further information: Execution carried out in Florida
13 June 2013

William Van Poyck was executed in Florida on 12 June. He had been sentenced to death in 1988 for the murder of a prison guard in 1987.

Urgent Action       AMR 51/037/2013

Poland: Unlock the truth: Poland's involvement in CIA secret ...
12 June 2013

Poland has been in the spotlight since 2005, accused of hosting a secret prison operated by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where terrorism ...

Report       EUR 37/002/2013

Amnesty International | USA: Revelations about government ...
7 June 2013

New revelations about the alleged reach of the US National Security Agency (NSA)'s surveillance efforts raise serious questions about the US authorities ...

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