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Jamaica: Death Penalty/Legal concern

, Index number: AMR 38/007/1999

Steve Shaw, Desmond Taylor, Beresford Whyte. Steve Shaw and Desmond Taylor, who were scheduled to be hanged on 13 April 1999, have had their stays of execution extended until 4 May so that the Jamaican Court of Appeal can hear their constitutional motions. The Jamaican High Court had dismissed their constitutional motions on 12 April, but granted a stay of execution until 16 April. Beresford Whyte, who was scheduled to be hanged on 15 April, was granted a 10-day stay of execution that day, after a constitutional motion was filed on his behalf in the Jamaican High Court.

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