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Further information on EXTRA 55/93 (AMR 51/51/93, 7 June) - USA (Texas): death penalty: Curtis Harris

, Index number: AMR 51/059/1993

There is concern that the execution of Curtis Harris will go ahead as scheduled on 1 July 1993, following the US Supreme Court ruling in the case of Dorsie Lee Johnson on 24 June 1993, rejecting his appeal that the pre- 1991 Texas capital statute was unconstitutional in not allowing consideration of a defendant's youth as a mitigating circumstance in sentencing.

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