USA: Further Information: Texas appeals court blocks execution: Melissa Lucio

On 25 April 2022, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted an indefinite stay of execution to Melissa Lucio, two days before she was scheduled to be put to death. It remanded the case to the trial court to consider her innocence and other claims in the light of new expert and scientific evidence. Amnesty International believes that her trial did not meet international fair trial standards, that there are serious doubts about the reliability of her conviction, and that her execution in such circumstances would violate international law.

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