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USA (North Carolina): Death penalty / legal concern: Dorthia Bynum (f)

, Index number: AMR 51/159/1999

The prosecution intends to seek a death sentence against Dorthia Bynum for a crime she is accused of committing when she was 17 years and three months old, at a forthcoming trial in Alamance County Superior Court, in Graham, North Carolina. International law forbids the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by under-18-year-olds.

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