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US: Judge Ruling Halts Federal Executions

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Expand Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, South Carolina, July 8, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/John Bazemore   (Washington, DC) – The ruling by the US District Court in Washington on November 21, 2019 to halt federal executions is a step in the right direction and will push the United States to reexamine the use of this inherently cruel form of punishment.    Human Rights Watch has a long history of documenting the inequities of the death penalty in the US and opposes its use in all circumstances.   Below is a quote attributed to Nicole Austin-Hillery,…

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