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Further information on EXTRA 97/93 (AMR 51/95/93, 8 November) - USA (Tennessee): Wayne Bates

, Index number: AMR 51/100/1993

Wayne Bates, who was scheduled to be executed on 1 December 1993 is now due to be executed on 28 February 1994. If it is carried out, this will be the first execution in Tennessee since 1960. Amnesty International is trying to confirm information that the execution was postponed pending a hearing on whether Bates is competent to be executed.

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