Amnesty International Condemns Decision to Carry Out Stroman Execution, Saying the State ‘Has Taken the Low Road’

Press Release
May 28, 2011

Amnesty International Condemns Decision to Carry Out Stroman Execution, Saying the State ‘Has Taken the Low Road’

Contact: Wende Gozan Brown at 212-633-4247,wgozan@aiusa.org.

(Washington, DC) - Following the execution of Mark Stroman, Brian Evans of Amnesty International USA's Death Penalty Abolition Campaign released the following statement:

"This execution comes in retaliation for Stroman's shooting spree, which was itself in retaliation for the attacks of September 11. With the surviving victim of Stroman's crimes making heartfelt pleas to stop the execution, Texas had a golden opportunity to end this cycle of brutality. Instead, authorities took the low road and committed yet another pointless act of violence and revenge."

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom and dignity are denied.

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