Death Penalty workshop, 13 September
Death Penalty workshop
7.30pm, Thursday 13th September
Woodlands Methodist Church, 229 Woodlands Road
Sadly the death penalty is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Following the high-profile execution of Troy Davis last year, despite 'too much doubt' that his conviction was safe, Amnesty and the media have recently been highlighting the case of Reggie Clemons, who faces execution in America in a case that again raises many doubts (Guardian article, 21 August).
In Gambia the sudden executions of 9 prisoners on 23 August were the first in over 25 years. The Gambian President is threatening to execute the remaining 38 prisoners on death row by mid-September. Many of these prisoners are charged with 'treason', a charge often used to punish political dissidents (Amnesty action).
Against this background there has never been a better time to learn and discuss how to effectively campaign to end the death penalty or simply improve your knowledge of the issues. Our September meeting will be a workshop on the death penalty delivered by two Amnesty International UK trainers.
Whether you are a regular attendee or not, we would be delighted if you can join us.
'It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.'