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Supreme Court rejects new execution bid for Mumia Abu-Jamal

The US Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a prosecution request to reinstate the death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther convicted of murder whose case has rallied death penalty opponents. The top US court upheld an appellate decision in April which declared the death sentence for Abu-Jamal unconstitutional. The…

Amnesty International seeks to stop Georgia execution

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Death penalty opponents urged Georgia on Monday to halt the execution of a man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1994, saying there was inadequate evidence linking him to the crime. Marcus Ray Johnson, 46, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Wednesday…