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USA (Texas) : Further information on Death penalty / Legal concern: T.J. Jones

, Index number: AMR 51/130/2002

T.J. Jones was executed in Texas on 8 August for a murder committed when he was 17 years old. International law, respected in almost every country of the world except the USA, prohibits the death penalty against child offenders: people who were under 18 at the time of the crime.

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