“Reed’s execution should not just be delayed, but canceled,” said Bernie Sanders. “Real criminal justice reform must include joining every other major democracy in eliminating the death penalty.”
Author: Kushi Amlak-Sakhu
The UFFC held its annual march in central London on Saturday 26 October 2019. This year the annual event also showed solidarity with simultaneous marches and protests with fellow campaigners that took place in Scotland and France.
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol has been remembered in a historic exhibition and dialogue at Freedom Park. Timol died in October 1971 after falling from the 10th floor of the then John Vorster Square Police Station.
With the recent announcement of Tasers being made more widely available for use by the police in the UK, black feminist organiser and Global Health postgraduate Sarah Lasoye argues that the health community must take notice.
Ahmed Timol to be commemorated. In a press statement, the Ahmed Timol Trust said it would be hosting a “historic” exhibition and dialogue in his honour, ahead of the anniversary of his death.
Alfre Woodard gives a career defining turn in Clemency, Chinonye Chukwu’s beautifully understated drama about a death row warden who begins to question her profession after witnessing a botched execution.
Retired cop Joao Rodrigues, accused of the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, will go on trial in December. The South High court said he will finally be in the dock for the murder of four decades ago.
Supporters of Rodney Reed point to racial bias and questionable evidence. “He never had a chance.” That’s what Sandra Reed said at the start of a rally at the Texas governor’s mansion calling for a retrial for her son, Rodney Reed.