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USA: Crying out for clemency: The case of Alexander Williams, mentally ill child offender facing execution

, Index number: AMR 51/139/2000

This document looks at the case of Alexander Willimas, sentenced to death for a murder committed when he was sixteen years old. The report provides background to Williams trial which was marked by an inadequate defence, who failed to bring Williams mental illness and harsh upbringing to the attention of the jury. The appendices contain a list of juvenile offenders on death row and a list of those already executed.

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