Sunday, September 9, 2012

Emergency Death Penalty Post

I am coming at you at short notice because of two urgent matters involving the death penalty.  In Gambia the government appear determined to carry out its plan to empty death row by executing dozens of people who are imprisoned there.
“One can only imagine the terror the death row inmates and their families are facing knowing that at any moment they could be pulled from their cells and put in front of a firing squad,” said Paule Rigaud, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Africa. 

“Amnesty International remains concerned that many inmates have been convicted after unfair trials where they have not had access to lawyers or an appeals process. Some were sentenced after being tried on politically-motivated charges and have been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment to force confessions.”
Please act to call upon the government of Gambia to end this action.

In the US State of Missouri Reggie Clemens is facing execution for a crime he well may not have committed.

In 2009 the Missouri Supreme Court assigned a ‘special master’ judge to investigate the reliability of his conviction. The review starts on 17 September. Please tell the Missouri Authorities to use this opportunity and stop the execution of Reggie Clemons.
Want to help get more signatures? Download a paper petition and get collecting (pdf)

To the Missouri authorities

We, the undersigned, call on you to ensure that the death sentence of Reggie Clemons is commuted.

We are concerned by numerous questions that have been raised in his case, including prosecutorial misconduct, allegations of police coercion, possible racial bias and inadequate legal representation.

We note that Reginald Clemons has consistently maintained his innocence.

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