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USA (Oklahoma) :Further information on death penalty / Legal concern Phillip DeWitt Smith

, Index number: AMR 51/035/2001

On 1 March the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended clemency for Phillip Smith. This is the first time the board has voted for clemency since the state resumed executions in 1990. The Governor has to decide whether to accept or reject the recommendation. He can also issue a 30-day reprieve. Phillip Smith remains scheduled for execution on 8 March 2001.

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