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USA: Choosing death again: Texas governor rejects clemency recommendation

, N° d'index: AMR 51/118/2009

Texas carried out its 23rd execution of the year on 19 November 2009 – out of a national total of 48 – after Governor Rick Perry rejected a rare recommendation from the state clemency board for the prisoner’s life to be spared. Robert Lee Thompson was put to death for the murder of a store worker 13 years earlier. The person who actually shot the victim is serving a life sentence. Amnesty International will continue to work against the death penalty in Texas and elsewhere in the USA.

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