March 28, 2017

Urgent Action: Fair Trial Concern Revisited As Execution Looms (USA: UA 67/17)


Stacey Johnson, aged 47, is scheduled to be executed in Arkansas on 20 April for a 1993 murder. Three state Supreme Court Justices argued that he was deprived of a fair trial by being denied access to information regarding the credibility of a key witness against him.

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Stacey Johnson, aged 47, is scheduled to be executed in Arkansas on 20 April for a 1993 murder. Three state Supreme Court Justices argued that he was deprived of a fair trial by being denied access to information regarding the credibility of a key witness against him.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Calling for clemency for Stacey Johnson and for his death sentence to be commuted;
  • Noting the selective use of the therapist/patient privilege, which three state Supreme Court judges said led to an unfair trial by keeping from the defence information about the credibility of a key prosecution witness;
  • Explaining that you are not seeking to condone violent crime or to downplay its consequences.
Contact below official by 20 April, 2017:
The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of the State of Arkansas
State Capitol, Suite 250, 500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA
Fax: +1 501 682 3597
Email: http://governor.arkansas.gov/contact-info/ (use US detail)
Salutation: Dear Governor 
 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Here's why it is so important to report your actions: we record the number and types of actions taken—letters, emails, calls and tweets—on each case and use that information in our advocacy. 
Either email [email protected] with “UA 67/17” in the subject line or click this link.
 
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