Amnesty International, USA, January 8, 2021.
Two men and one woman convicted under US federal law face execution in the last weeks of the Trump presidency.
The US federal authorities resumed executions after 17 years and have been pursuing an unprecedented number of lethal injections, bucking national and global trends towards abolition.
The cases of those selected for execution have been affected by arbitrariness, ineffective legal representation, racial bias, and have involved people with severe mental and intellectual disabilities, in violation of international law and standards. We urge the US Attorney General to halt all executions.