Death Penalty News June 1998

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ACT 53/003/1998

1. Call for moratorium on executions; 2. Special Rapporteur calls for laws to protect mentally retarded: Attacks use of death penalty in USA; 3. Special Rapporteur reports on Iraq; 4. Ethiopia resumes executions; 5.Afghanistan: execution by crushing; 6.Rwanda: executiions for 1994 genocide; 7. Pakistan: "a murder of justice"; 8. China: Prisoners tortured to confess; 9.USA: International law defied; 10. USA: Racial bias; 11. USA: Two juvenile offenders executed in Texas; 12. News in brief: Myanmar; Egypt; Lebanon; Singapore; Trinidad & Tobago; Equatorial Guinea; United Kingdom

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