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    Akmal Shaikh

    November 17, 2014

    Akmal Shaikh was a father of five children who suffered from severe mental illness. The Chinese authorities ignored evidence of Akmal's mental illness when they sentenced him to death for drug offenses. Reprieve fought to save Akmal's life, but the Chinese government refused a full assessment of his mental capacity without explanation.

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    Anthony Farina

    November 17, 2014

    Anthony Farina was just 18 years old when he was sentenced to death, despite never having killed anyone. He is facing execution for a killing committed by his brother during a robbery. Anthony did not pull the trigger and was not carrying a gun, but has spent 22 years on death row in Florida. He is now 40 years old.

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    Ryan Matthews

    November 17, 2014

    Ryan Matthews was just 17 years old when he was arrested and tried for murder. Sentenced to death, Ryan spent five years on Louisiana’s notorious death row before DNA evidence uncovered by Reprieve led to his exoneration and release

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    Kenny Richey

    November 17, 2014

    Scotsman Kenny Richey was on death row for 21 years until his conviction was overturned and he was finally released in January 2008.

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    Joshua French

    November 17, 2014

    On the 17 May 2017, the Norwegian Prime Minister announced Joshua French had returned home after eight years imprisoned in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Joshua was held in appalling conditions in the DRC after he and close friend Tjostolv Moland received multiple death sentences in September 2009.

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    Ibrahim Halawa

    November 17, 2014

    Ibrahim was caught up in the breakup of political protests while on holiday in Egypt. He faced the death penalty in a mass trial of protesters until his acquittal in September 2017.

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    Hasnain Ali

    November 17, 2014

    Hasnain Ali is a 32-year-old British national who was tortured by the Drubai police into confessing to drug possession and faced a death sentence. After Reprieve took up his case he was acquitted of all charges in April 2014.

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    Grant Cameron, Karl Williams and Suneet Jeerh

    November 14, 2014

    Grant, Karl and Suneet faced a potential death sentence...

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    Mark Ströman

    November 14, 2014

    Mark Ströman was a mentally ill man with substance abuse problems who had been abused from a young age. He was sentenced to death for a series of shootings in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. Despite Mark's surviving victim, Rais Bhuiyan, joining our campaign to save his life, Mark was executed by the state of Texas on 20th July 2011.

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    Samantha Orobator

    November 14, 2014

    Samantha Orobator was just 19 years old when she faced a death sentence in Laos. She became pregnant while held at the notorious Phonthong Prison, where abuse of prisoners is routine. Despite this, the prosecution still sought the death penalty.