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Yemeni authorities 'ignored pleas' to save prisoner from execution

Headline Title:  Yemen authorities 'ignored pleas' to save executed prisoner 13 February 2013 Authorities in Yemen “played deaf” to last-ditch calls to save a prisoner who was executed on Wednesday, Amnesty International has said.Ahmed Saleh Abdullah al-Ma’ouri was shot despite repeated appeals by Amnesty International and after being pardoned by members of the victims’ family - normally grounds for a reprieve under Yemeni law.“We are dismayed that Yemeni authorities went ahead with this execution despite appeals to prevent it happening,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s…

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