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USA (Virginia): Death penalty / Legal concern, Shermaine Ali Johnson.

, Index number: AMR 51/125/2002

At a re-sentencing hearing scheduled to begin on 12 August in Petersburg, Virginia, the prosecutor intends to seek a death sentence against Shermaine Johnson. The crime he has been convicted of committing occurred in 1994 when he was 16 years old. International law, respected in almost every country in the world, prohibits the use of the death penalty against people who were under 18 at the time of the crime.

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