Urgent Action: Execution Set Despite Diagnosis Of Schizophrenia (USA: UA 66/17)
Bruce Ward is scheduled to be executed in Arkansas on 17 April. He has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. In custody since 1989, he has been on death row for nearly 25 years. Thirty-two years old at the time of the crime, he is now aged 60.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
Calling for clemency for Bruce Ward and for his death sentence to be commuted;
Noting that Bruce Ward has been diagnosed with the serious mental disability of paranoid schizophrenia, with the same doctor concluding that the prisoner did not have a rational understanding of his punishment;
Explaining that you are not seeking to condone violent crime or to downplay its consequences.
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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