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Americas Children

USA: The death penalty in Texas: lethal injustice

The state of Texas carries out more executions than any other state in the USA, accounting, by the end of 1997, for 144 of the 432 executions since the resumption in 1977. The document details how procedures in Texas fail to meet minimum international standards for the protection of human rights....
Africa Death Penalty

Ghana: The first executions since 1990

Twelve men were executed by firing squad in Ghana on 17 July 1993, in the first executions known to have taken place in Ghana since February 1990. They were: Godfrey Nyavie and Mustapha Bruce, Mohammed Yao Midoagbodzi, Atta Bruce, Vincent Kodwo Ayivor, Kwadzo Ackon and Eric Nii Addo, Benjamin...
East Asia Death Penalty

South Korea: Nine prisoners executed

Nine convicted murderers were executed in Seoul and Taegu prisons on 29 December 1992. They were the first executions since December 1991. Some 50 prisoners are under death sentence in South Korea, mostly convicted of rape, murder and robbery. AI is concerned about the increased number of death...
Estonia Asylum

The Baltic States: A summary of recent concerns

This document provides detailed information on the main concerns in the Baltic states during the period January 1995 – July 1996. Despite difficulties in obtaining up to date and accurate information on prisoners under sentence of death, it is known that several death sentences were passed in...