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

Urgent Actions Against the Death Penalty

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Urgent Action: Mexican National Facing Execution In Texas (USA: UA 239.17)

Ruben Cardenas Ramirez, a 47-year-old Mexican national denied his consular rights, is due to be executed in Texas on 8 November in violation of international law. Convicted in 1998 of a murder in 1997, he maintains his innocence and is seeking new DNA testing.

TAKE ACTION

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

Calling for the execution of Ruben Cardenas Ramirez, inmate #999275, to be stopped and his death sentence commuted;

Stating that the execution would violate international law and an order of the International Court of Justice;

Expressing concern that Ruben Cardenas Ramirez was denied his consular rights and not provided a lawyer until 11 days after his initial arrest and a week after being charged;

Noting that the conviction was based upon highly suspect confession, DNA and eyewitness evidence;

Pointing out the irrevocability of execution, and noting that the prisoner is seeking to have modern DNA testing of evidence from the crime, and calling for a reprieve to allow for testing that could exonerate him.

Contact these 2 officials by 8 November 2017:

Clemency Section, Board of Pardons and Paroles 8610 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, Texas 78757-6814, USA

Fax: +1 512 467 0945

Email: bpp-pio@tdcj.state.tx.us

Salutation: Dear Board members

Governor Greg Abbott

Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428

Austin, Texas 78711-2428, USA

Email: https://gov.texas.gov/apps/contact/opinion.aspx

Fax: +1 512 463 1849

Salutation: Dear Governor

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TEXAS EXECUTION SET FOR SHOOTINGS AT AGE 18

Clinton Young is due to be executed in Texas on 26 October. He was convicted of capital murder in 2003 in relation to 2 fatal shootings which occurred over the course of 2 days in November 2001.

He was 18 at the time of the crimes. He maintains his innocence.

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet and reference inmate #999447:

* Calling for clemency to be granted to Clinton Young and for his death sentence to be commuted;

* Noting continuing doubts about the reliability of his capital conviction and basis for his death sentence;

* Pointing out that Clinton Young was only 18 years old at the time of the shootings

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Contact these 2 officials by 26 October, 2017:

Clemency Section, Board of Pardons and Paroles

8610 Shoal Creek Blvd.

Austin, Texas 78757-6814

USA

Fax: +1 512 467 0945

Email: bpp-pio@tdcj.state.tx.us

Salutation: Dear Board members

Governor Greg Abbott

Office of the Governor

P.O. Box 12428

Austin, Texas 78711-2428, USA

Contact form: https://gov.texas.gov/apps/contact/opinion.aspx

Phone: 512-475-2615

Fax: +1 512-463-1832

Salutation: Dear Governor

(source: Amnesty International USA)

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