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USA: Stop First Federal Executions in 17 Years

, Index number: AMR 51/1960/2020

On 15 June, the US Attorney General William Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of four death row prisoners who were tried and convicted under federal law. Three executions have been set over five days in July, starting with 13 July. The resumption of executions at the federal level after 17 years would go against the US and global trends away from the death penalty, as national figures for 2019 executions represented the second lowest yearly totals in 28 years. We demand to call off the scheduled executions.

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