Document - Antigua and Barbuda: Further information on the death penalty

PUBLICAI Index: AMR 58/02/00


27 January 2000


Further information on EXTRA 04/00 (AMR 58/01/00, 24 January 2000) - Death Penalty


ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAMellanson HARRIS, 27

Marvin JOSEPH, 26

Michael Lorriston CORNWALL

Confessor Valldez FRANCO

Michael MASON



On 26 January 2000 the five men named above received last-minute stays of execution from a court in Antigua and Barbuda. This is to allow them to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the United Kingdom, the final court of appeal for Antigua and Barbuda.


Michael Mason, whose appeal against his conviction had previously been denied by the Privy Council, had his execution stayed to allow him to appeal against the constitutionality of his death sentence.


No further action is required by the Urgent Action Network. Thank you to all those who sent appeals on their behalf.

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