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USA (Texas): Further information on Death Penalty / Legal Concern - Shaka Sankofa, formerly Gary Graham

, Index number: AMR 51/104/2000

Shaka Sankofa, formerly Gary Graham, was executed on 22 June 2000 in Texas. Gary Graham was 17 at the time of the killing, rendering his execution illegal under international law prohibiting the use of the death penalty against those under 18 at the time of the crime.

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