December 14, 2015

U.S.A: Halt Plans to Adopt New Lethal Injection Regulation (UA 287/15)


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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has launched a public consultation on its proposed new lethal injection protocol. The public has until 22 January to submit comments on the regulation, the adoption of which would allow for the resumption of executions in the US state with the highest death row population.
 
1) Please write immediately in English or your own language:
  • Urging the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to immediately halt its plans to adopt the new lethal injection regulation and work with other state authorities to abolish the death penalty;
  • Urging the California authorities to establish an official moratorium on all executions as a first step towards abolition of the death penalty, in line with the international and national trend and five UN General Assembly resolutions adopted since 2007;
  • Reminding them that the USA is among the minority of countries that still executes, and that there is no humane way to kill. 

2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

 
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 287/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.