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Maldives must commute death sentences for two juvenile offenders convicted of murder

Headline Title:  Maldives must commute death sentences for juvenile offenders 03 May 2013 The Maldives authorities must commute the death sentences and stop the potential execution of two teenagers who yesterday received capital punishment for a murder allegedly committed when they were under 18, Amnesty International said.The two juveniles were convicted by the Juvenile Court in the capital Male' over a fatal gang stabbing incident in February. Both the accused, who have now reached 18, reportedly deny the charge."The Maldives authorities are flouting international law - anyone convicted…

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