Archive for the ‘Death penalty’ Category


Attached is the death penalty report for the mid December – January period prepared by group member Lesley.  Some good news especially in Texas – a state with a high use of this punishment – but elsewhere in the world, a depressing number of countries in the list.

Death penalty report (Word)

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Youth at risk of execution tomorrow in Iran

Amnesty has just received news of a youth at risk of execution in Iran tomorrow.  Full details can be accessed on the following link.   https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde13/7666/2018/en/

Reggie Clemons

Posted: December 17, 2017 in Death penalty
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Message from Reggie’s mother

Followers of this blog will know that one of the cases we have been supporting is that of Reggie Clemons who has been on death row for 19 years now.  He is awaiting a hearing in January and our group sent a message of support recently.  We have just received the following message from his mother Vera:

Thanking you and the group for your support.  It has meant so much for Reggie.  Thank you for the Christmas greeting.  Reggie trial is scheduled for January.  January 8th jury selection will start.  Trial may start the week of the 15th.  Will keep you posted.  We have fought a long hard fight for Justice and thank you for being there with us in the fight.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!

Read our latest death penalty report

 


The monthly death penalty report is now available thanks to group member Lesley for her hard work on this.  Discusses USA; India; Egypt among other countries.  China remains the world’s largest executioner of its own citizens but information is regarded as a state secret.

Nov – Dec report (Word)

No to the death penalty


The latest monthly death penalty report is available here thanks to group member Lesley for doing the work to compile it.

Report

No to the death penalty


Execution of Clinton Young in Texas stayed

Clinton Lee Young. Pic: Vebidoo.com

It is good news that the planned execution of Clinton Lee Young has been stayed by a Texas court due to doubts about the evidence.  It just shows that had the execution gone ahead, any mistakes cannot be undone.  Thanks to all those who wrote on this case.

Urgent action: Texas (pdf)

Read our monthly death penalty report.


If you live in the Salisbury UK area and would like to join us you would be very welcome.  It is free to join the Salisbury group but if you want the benefits of joining Amnesty International UK there is a joining fee for that.

The best thing is to come along to one of our events, which are listed at the end of our minutes, and make yourself known.  Or keep an eye on this site or Facebook and Twitter (salisburyai)


 

 

 


The death penalty report for September/October 2017 is attached thanks to group member Lesley for compiling it.

China remains the world’s largest executioner of its citizens but the statistics are a state secret.

Report (Word)


Latest death penalty report available

The latest report is now available thanks to group member Lesley for compiling it.  Note that China remains the world’s largest execution but details are a state secret.

Report (Word)


Urgent action concerning a man about to be executed in Iran

A man, Mohammad ali Taheri has been sentenced to death for ‘spreading corruption on earth’.  This is the second time he

Mohammad ali Taheri. Pic: iranhumanrights.org

has been so convicted having been cleared of the offence by a previous court.  This is in breach of the double jeopardy rules which Iran has signed up to.  Iran is one of the worlds major executioners of its citizens after China.

 

If you can find time to write or email that would be appreciated.

Urgent Action

Read our latest monthly death penalty report.


The latest death penalty report covering four weeks to mid August is attached thanks to group member Lesley for compiling it.  Please remember China remains the world’s biggest executioner but details are a state secret.

Report July/August