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Medical letter writing action - USA (Missouri): Bobby Shaw

, Index number: AMR 51/042/1993

Bobby Shaw, a 43-year-old black prisoner, is held in Potosi Prison, Missouri under sentence of death. He was convicted and sentenced in November 1980 for the murder of a white person. His execution is scheduled for 9 June 1993. There is a considerable body of evidence that he is mentally ill, mentally retarded or both. Amnesty International is urging that his death sentence be commuted.

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