Death Penalty News December 1996

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ACT 53/001/1997

1. Executions continue in Ukraine and Russia; 2. Afghanistan: Prisoner publicly executed by victim's husband; 3. South Korea: Constitutional Court rules death penalty a "necessary evil"; 4. Trinidad and Tobago: Move to overturn Pratt and Morgan ruling; 5. USA (Georgia): Prisoner executed after courts refuse to consider new evidence; 6. USA (Virginia): Reprieve in O'Dell case; 7. News in brief: Barbados, El Salvador and Jamaica; 8. Death penalty discussed at Council of Europe seminars; 9. ACP-EU resolution; 10. UN Special Rapporteur calls for abolition; 11. Obituary for Yoshio Tsujimoto; 12. Ratifications of international treaties on the death penalty.

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