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USA: Death Penalty/Legal Concern, Lawrence Jacobs.

, Index number: AMR 51/141/2002

At a retrial scheduled to begin on 16 September in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, the prosecution is intending to seek a death sentence against Lawrence Jacobs for a crime he is accused of committing 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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