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Syria: Dr 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Khayyir, long-term prisoner of conscience: Medical Action (related action: MDE24/009/2002, 28 March 2002)

, Index number: MDE 24/048/2003

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, a Florida court overturned the conviction of Lionel Tate. In 2001, he was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the 1999 murder of six-year-old Tiffany Eunick committed when Lionel Tate was 12 years old. The state has until 25 December to appeal against the decision.

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