USA: Georgia carries out its first execution since 2020

Willie Pye, a 58-year-old Black man, was executed in Georgia on 20 March 2024. He had been on death row for more than a quarter of a century. His appeal lawyers said he had intellectual disability, which would render his execution unconstitutional. Three of the surviving trial jurors appealed for clemency. The Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency on 19 March, and final appeals to the courts were dismissed.

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