07/23/2018

URGENT ACTION: FIRST EXECUTION IN NEBRASKA SINCE 1997 LOOMS (USA: UA 136.18)


The State of Nebraska is set to carry out its first execution in 21 years on 14 August 2018. The prisoner, who has been on death row for 38 years, has given up his appeals and is not seeking clemency. Amnesty International is urging the state not to resume executions.

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The State of Nebraska is set to carry out its first execution in 21 years on 14 August 2018. The prisoner, who has been on death row for 38 years, has given up his appeals and is not seeking clemency. Amnesty International is urging the state not to resume executions.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Expressing your opposition to the death penalty in all cases, and appealing for Nebraska not to resume executions after more than two decades without them;
  • Noting that since Nebraska last carried out an execution, seven states in the USA have abolished the death penalty while others have imposed moratoriums on executions, recognizing its flaws, and more than 40 countries have abolished the death penalty for all or ordinary crimes, with 142 countries now abolitionist in law or practice;
  • Pointing to the repeated resolutions at the UN General Assembly calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolition of the death penalty.

Contact these two officials by 14 August, 2018:
Governor of Nebraska
Pete Ricketts

Office of the Governor, PO Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848, USA
Fax: +1 402-471-6031
Contact Form: https://governor.nebraska.gov/contact-form 
Salutation: Dear Governor

Attorney General of Nebraska
Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General’s Office
2115 State Capitol, PO Box 98920
Lincoln, NE 68509, USA
Email: [email protected]
Fax: +1 402 471-3297

Salutation: Dear Attorney General

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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