Tag Archives: USA

Stop the Execution of Reggie Clemons in Missouri

13 Jan

action.retrievefileOn February 4th, the Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Reggie Clemons’ case. He was sentenced to death in St. Louis as an accomplice to a 1991 murder. Allegations of police coercion, prosecutorial misconduct, and a ‘stacked’ jury in his case were compounded by inadequate trial attorneys. Despite so many lingering questions, Missouri still might execute Reggie Clemons.

The Clemons case illustrates many of the flaws of the US death penalty system. Urge Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to prevent an execution.

Please write to Governor Jeremiah W. Nixon to ask him stop the execution of Reggie Clemons. You can do this via this link.

Central African Republic: Call on US and UN to protect civilians

3 Apr

Central African Republic is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis. Muslims are being ethnically cleansed and millions need urgent help.

Please sign the petition telling President Obama its time to take the lead on establishing a UN peacekeeping force to effectively protect civilians, stop people being forced to flee their homes and to end the bloodshed.

For background information to the conflict, download Amnesty’s report here.

 

Stop the execution of Reggie Clemons in Missouri

6 Jul
Reggie Clements

Reggie Clemons was sentenced to death in St. Louis as an accomplice to a 1991 murder of two young white women. Since his conviction allegations have arisen of police coercion, prosecutorial misconduct, and a ‘stacked’ jury. Yet inadequate legal representation at trial hampered appeal efforts, and a ruling overturning his death sentence was reversed on technical grounds. From the investigation through the appeals process, his case illustrates many of the flaws in the U.S. death penalty system.

Despite so many lingering questions, Missouri is still planning to execute Reggie Clemons.

Shortly after a 2009 execution date was stayed, the Missouri Supreme Court assigned a judge (a “Special Master”) to investigate the reliability of his conviction and proportionality of his sentence. Amnesty International urges the state of Missouri to recognise the serious problems with Reggie Clemons’ case and to commute his death sentence.

If you are able to, please write on Reggie’s behalf.  Click here for a template letter.

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