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USA: Further information on Death penalty / Legal concern, John Byrd

, Index number: AMR 51/016/2002

John Byrd has been given a new execution date for the 1983 murder of Monte Tewkesbury. On 7 January 2002, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay of execution it had granted last October. Ohio's Attorney General promptly sought a new execution date, which has now been set for 19 February 2002 at 9pm local time. .

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