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USA (South Carolina): Death penalty / legal concern: Brett Blair Hollis

, Index number: AMR 51/145/1999

At a trial due to begin in Lexington, South Carolina, on 25 October 1999, the prosecution will seek a death sentence against Brett Hollis for crimes he is accused of committing when he was 17 years old. International law forbids the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by under-18-year-olds.

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