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USA: Time to do something, Mr President: After Oklahoma’s ‘botched’ execution, a call for human rights leadership

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AMR 51/028/2014

Quite what long-term impact the recent “botched” execution in Oklahoma will have on support for the death penalty in that state and the USA more generally remains to be seen. What does seem clear is that, without principled, energetic and concerted human rights leadership, judicial killings are likely to remain a part of the legal and policy landscape in the USA for the foreseeable future.

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