November 14, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Nevada Execution Delayed but Still Pursued (USA: UA 250.17)


A judge stayed Nevada’s first execution in over 11 years, scheduled for 14 November, due to concerns about the lethal injection protocol. The state had asked for the stay to allow it to appeal her order to remove one of the drugs from the protocol.

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A judge stayed Nevada’s first execution in over 11 years, scheduled for 14 November, due to concerns about the lethal injection protocol. The state had asked for the stay to allow it to appeal her order to remove one of the drugs from the protocol.

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

  • Expressing your opposition to the death penalty in all cases, and calling for a moratorium on executions in Nevada and for the state administration to work with the legislature to abolish the death penalty;
  • Noting that since Nevada last carried out an execution, six states in the USA have abolished the death penalty and a number of others have imposed moratoriums on executions, and another 22 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 three officials by 25 December 2017:

Governor Brian Sandoval
State Capitol Building, 101 N. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701, USA
Email: http://gov.nv.gov/Contact/Email-the-Governor/
Fax: +1 775 684-5683
Salutation: Dear Governor

Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt
Office of the Attorney General
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701, USA
Fax: +1 775-684-1108
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Attorney General

Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners
1677 Old Hot Springs Road, Suite A,
Carson City, NV 89706, USA
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Commissioners

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 250.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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