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USA: Further information on death penalty / legal concern: Bobby Purcell

, Index number: AMR 51/161/1999

On 17 September 1999, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge in Phoenix, Arizona, sentenced Bobby Purcell to life in prison without the possibility of release.The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child prohibits the use of this punishment for those convicted of crimes committed when under 18.

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