Relatives of death row inmates protest at US Supreme Court in DC – VIDEO
Human rights groups and activists around the world continue protesting the killing of Mexican inmate Humberto Leal-Garcia. He was convicted of the rape and murder of a 16 y.o. girl in 1994. Leal was executed by lethal injection at a Texas death chamber.
Humberto Leal was killed by the primitive mentality ruling in the Judiciary system of Texas, which even today considers forced death to be a legal “punishment”.
- Read Amnesty International report on the Humberto Leal case (PDF file).
- Read details of this case by The Huffington Post (I hardly ever link this site, but this is a complete report.)
This past weekend in Washington DC, a group of activists held a 4-day hunger strike at the U.S. Supreme Court demanding the abolition of the death penalty
Meet these two women, their son and brother are in death row in Texas, waiting to be killed by an obsolete, useless, colonial and racist legislation. It’s an embarrassment for the United States to be the nation with 25% of the world’s prison population and with the most people killed by the death penalty.
Activism for the abolition of the death penalty in the U.S.
- The Abolitionist Action Committee
- Witness to Innocence
- Texas Moratorium Network
- Campaign to End the Death Penalty
- Texas Coalition to Abolish Death Penalty