On the evening of May 19, 2010, Governor Brad Henry of Oklahoma approved clemency and commuted the death sentence for Richard Tandy Smith to life without parole. Smith was found guilty of murdering John Cederlund in 1986. Six jurors from the trial and John Cederlund's brother were among those arguing in favor of clemency. Thank you to all who took action!
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Don't Execute Ray Jasper!
Ray Jasper is scheduled to be executed in Texas on March 19th for a murder committed in 1998 when he was 18 years old. If he had been three months and three days younger at the time of the crime, Ray Jasper would not be facing execution.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.