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USA (Missouri): Death penalty/Legal concern

, Index number: AMR 51/058/2002

Christopher Simmons is scheduled to be executed in Missouri on 1 May 2002, five days after his 26th birthday. He was sentenced to death in 1994 for a murder committed when he was 17 years old. International law prohibits the execution of people who were under 18 at the time of the crime..

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