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Amnesty International slams US in death penalty report for executing mentally disabled prisoners

Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental or intellectual disabilities to be executed — a violation of international standards, the group wrote. The report, released on this year’s World Day against the Death Penalty, said nations that flout international law must reorient - if not outright abolish - capital punishment laws to protect vulnerable inmates. [read the full story here]


RT.com, Sunday, October 12, 2014

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