“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.”
The Eritrean government must release the 11 politicians and 17 journalists who were arrested in 2001 after criticising President Isaias Afwerki’s rule, and have never been seen or heard from since, Amnesty International said today.
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.
The struggle to free unfairly-convicted Mumia Abu-Jamal took a significant step forward on Sept. 3 when his attorneys submitted two documents to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Family and supporters of a man on death row, convicted of capital murder, rallied at the State Capitol Wednesday. Rodney Reed was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1998. His supporters want new trial for Reed.
Edward Goodman Africa, released earlier this month after four decades of wrongful imprisonment, spoke this morning to dozens of supporters and members of the press gathered at the Philadelphia Student Union.
Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham, an uneducated heavy-metal devotee, for killing his three daughters in a case of arson. But as numerous investigations and news articles have uncovered, he likely didn’t commit the crime.
A British grandmother on death row in Texas has moved closer to a possible execution date after the US Supreme Court rejected her latest appeal. Linda Carty, 60, was sentenced to death in February 2002.