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USA (Texas): Further information on death penalty: Clarence Lackey

, N° d'index: AMR 51/065/1995

Clarence Lackey, who was scheduled to be executed on 28 April 1995, was granted a last minute stay of execution by the US Supreme Court. Their stay was granted so that the Court could consider whether the almost 17 years Lackey has spent on death row constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 51/65/95
Distr: UA/SC
2 May 1995
Further information (2) on EXTRA 16/95 (AMR 51/26/95, 16 February 1995) and
follow-up AMR 51/60/95, 18 April 1995) - Death Penalty
USA (Texas) Clarence LACKEY
Clarence Lackey, who was scheduled to be executed in Texas on 28 April 1995,
was granted a last minute stay of execution by the US Supreme Court hours before
he was due to be executed.
The stay was granted so that the Court could consider whether the almost 17
years Lackey has spent on death row constitutes cruel and unusual punishment,
as prohibited under the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of the United
States.
Thank you to everyone who sent appeals on Clarence Lackey's behalf. No further
action is required.

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