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USA: Call on Governor to stop execution: State of Alabama files emergency motion to be allowed to execute man with mental disability

, N° d'index: AMR 51/7229/2017

In an emergency motion filed on 2 October 2017, the State of Alabama has asked the US Supreme Court to lift a stay of execution granted to Jeffrey Borden by the federal Court of Appeals. If successful, the execution would be reset for the evening of 5 October. While the stay relates to a challenge to the state’s lethal injection protocol, Jeffrey Borden is said by his lawyers to have a severe mental disability and to be “actively psychotic”.

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