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Death Penalty: Countries continue to execute people with mental and intellectual disabilities

Headline Title:  Death Penalty: Countries continue to execute people with mental and intellectual disabilit 10 October 2014 Countries around the world continue to sentence to death or to execute people with mental and intellectual disabilities, in clear violation of international standards, Amnesty International said ahead of the World Day against the Death Penalty (10 October 2014). Amnesty International has documented cases of people who suffer from such disabilities facing execution or being executed in countries including Japan, Pakistan and the USA. Unless these countries…

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