Death Penalty News March 1995
1. Pakistan: 14-year-old boy acquitted (Salamat Masih); 2. Abolitionist and retentionist countries; 3. Papua New Guinea: First death sentence; 4. South Africa: Hearing of the South African Constitutional Court case "In the matter between Themba Makwanyane, Mavusa Mchunu and the State"; 5. USA (Mississippi): Clive Stafford Smith suing the state of Mississippi on behalf of five men sentenced to death in the gas chamber; 6. USA (New York): Death penalty reinstated; 7. USA (Texas): Man executed although his guilt in doubt (Jesse de Wayne Jacobs); 8. Execution of juveniles - correction; 9. News in brief: Lithuania, St Vincent, Spain, Turkey; 10. Book review: The machinery of death: a shocking indictment of capital punishment in the United States; 11. Ten countries ratify international treaties on the death penalty; 12. Death Penalty News: index for 1994.
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- India: Dalit rights activist released: Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’
- Oral statement during Item 4 debate on human rights situations requiring the attention of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC39): Egypt, China, Nicaragua, Venezuela
- Human Rights Council should create accountability mechanism for Myanmar atrocities. Amnesty International oral statement at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council