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USA: Another 'botched' execution, abolition the only solution ...
24 July 2014

The prolonged execution of a prisoner in Arizona yesterday represents another wake-up call for authorities in the USA to abolish the death penalty, said ...

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Amnesty International | USA: Another 'botched' execution ...
24 July 2014

The prolonged execution of a prisoner in Arizona yesterday represents another wake-up call for authorities in the USA to abolish the death penalty, said ...

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USA: 'He is still alive': Another 'botched' execution, this time in ...
24 July 2014

For at least the third time this year, an execution in the USA has not gone as planned. Following “botched” lethal injections in Ohio in January and Oklahoma ...

Document       AMR 51/042/2014

USA: Entombed : Isolation in the US Federal prison system
16 July 2014

The USA incarcerates thousands of prisoners in long-term or indefinite solitary confinement. This report describes Amnesty International's concerns about ...

Report       AMR 51/040/2014

Amnesty International | USA: Notorious super-max prison is ...
16 July 2014

The US government's callous and dehumanising practice of holding prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement in the country's only federal super-maximum ...

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USA: Prisoners held in extreme solitary confinement in breach ...
16 July 2014

The US government's dehumanising practice of holding prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement in the country's only federal super-maximum security ...

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USA: Kicking and screaming: CIA declassification review of ...
23 June 2014

On 3 April 2014, the SSCI voted to submit for declassification the 480-page summary of its updated 6600 page report. The CIA is conducting the ...

Document       AMR 51/038/2014

USA: Sentencing disparity at issue in death case: Johnny ...
23 June 2014

Shane Kormondy, a Florida inmate who has exhausted his normal court appeals, is seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment, ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/039/2014

USA: Time for truth and justice: Reflections and ...
23 June 2014

In late 2012, the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) completed a review it had begun in 2009 into the secret detention and interrogation ...

Report       AMR 51/035/2014

Amnesty International | Secret and incommunicado detention ...
18 June 2014

The US government must ensure that Ahmed Abu Khattalah, who is being held in secret and incommunicado detention, gets immediate and unrestricted ...

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