December 1, 2020

Trump using executions as a ‘political tool’: US activist lawyer

Washington (AFP) – “Tragic” and “political” is how Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer who is to receive the Right Livelihood Award on Thursday, describes the frenzy of federal executions scheduled by US President Donald Trump before his departure from office.”For every nine people we’ve executed in the United States, one innocent person on death row has been identified,” Stevenson told AFP in an interview.The 61-year-old African-American attorney is to be honored with three other rights activists on Thursday with the Swedish foundation award established in 1980 which has been described as the “Alternat…


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