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Florida set to execute two people with mental disabilities

Two American men Frank Walls and Michael Duane Zack have been sentenced to death despite having mental and intellectual disabilities. 

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Man with a mental health disability has a death sentence for blasphemy

Mohammad Asghar, was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 2014. He has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.  

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Reyhaneh Jabbari at risk of imminent execution

Reyhaneh Jabbari, aged 26, was convicted of killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her. 

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Ibrahim El Sheikh faces the death penalty in Sudan for denouncing violent attacks

On 8 June 2014, Ibrahim El Sheikh was arrested after a public event in AI Nuhud, West Kordofan.

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Iran: Writer sentenced to death

Iranian writer and poet Arzhang Davoodi has been in prison for nearly 11 years already. Now he has been sentenced to death on a new charge of “enmity against God”, in relation to his peaceful political activism and writings.

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Call for a halt to imminent executions in Gaza

The Hamas authorities are threatening to carry out several executions after the end of the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

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Warren Hill could still face imminent execution

A judge igranted Warren Hill a temporary stay of execution about three hours before he was to be executed.

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Warren Hill is to be put to death in Georgia on 15 July

His lawyers are asking the US Supreme Court to step in, as the execution of people with mental retardation violates the US Constitution.

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Halt imminent execution in Nigeria

Death row prisoner Thankgod Ebhos may be executed by firing squad within days.

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Call for a halt to imminent executions in Viet Nam

The Minister of Public Security said 117 death row prisoners will be executed immediately after a new law comes into force.

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