URGENT ACTION APPEAL Urgent Actions (as of 7/06//00)

Urgent Actions Against the Death Penalty

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ARKANSAS:

Urgent Action

EXECUTION SET FOR CRIME COMMITTED AT AGE 20

Kenneth Williams, aged 38, is due to be executed in Arkansas on 27 April for a murder committed during a prison escape in 1999. Twenty years old at the time, he asserts he is not the same person he was then, and can contribute to society if allowed to live.

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

* Calling for clemency for Kenneth Williams and for his death sentence to be commuted;

* Explaining that you are not seeking to excuse violent crime or to minimize the suffering caused;

* Pointing out that the death penalty denies the possibility of rehabilitation and reform of individuals, and does nothing to further our understanding of the roots of and responses to human violence.

Friendly reminder: If you send an email, please create your own instead of forwarding this one!

Contact the official by 27 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); or info@governor.arkansas.gov (asking for email to be forwarded to governor)

Salutation: Dear Governor

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