UPDATE: Stop the execution of Kenneth Fults

UPDATE: Kenneth Fults was executed by the US state of Georgia tonight. Authorities injected him with drugs, including the lethal pentobarbital, at 7.37pm local time.

Tens of thousands of you in the UK sent messages to Georgia authorities pleading with them to save Kenneth in the week leading up to his execution date, but in the end it wasn’t quite enough.

Kenneth's clemency appeal was denied on Monday, leaving it to the Supreme Court to determine whether he should live or die. They, too, refused him clemency and decreed that he should die. The Court stood behind a punishment that is cruel, inhuman and degrading.

Thank you to the tens of thousands of you who called on the state of Georgia to save Kenneth’s life.

 

Kenneth Fults is an African-American man facing execution on 12 April in Georgia, USA. During the trial, his lawyer omitted vital evidence about Kenneth’s childhood and intellectual abilities, and was caught sleeping during court proceedings. A few years later, one of the jurors signed a sworn statement in which he said he voted for the death penalty because ‘that’s what the n***** deserved.’

Kenneth’s trial was heavily flawed by racial bias and legal inadequacies – the odds have been stacked against him at every level. Now we have just days left to stop his execution.

Take action here: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/stop-execution-kenneth-fults-usa-geo…

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