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Further information on EXTRA 02/92 (AMR 51/09/92, 10 January; and follow- ups AMR 51/11/92, 17 January; AMR 51/13/92, 22 January; AMR 51/32/92, 9 March and AMR 51/40/92, 17 March) - USA (Texas): death penalty: Delma Banks

, رقم الوثيقة: AMR 51/060/1992

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 51/60/92
Distr: UA/SC
30 April 1992
Further information on EXTRA 02/92 (AMR 51/09/92 of 10 January 1992) and
follow-ups AMR 51/11/92 of 17 January 1992, AMR 51/13/92 of 22 January 1992,
AMR 51/32/92 of 9 March 1992 and AMR 51/40/92 of 17 March 1992 - Death Penalty
USA: (Texas) Delma BANKS
Delma Banks, who was scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas, USA, on
30 April 1992 has received a stay of execution. The reason for the stay is
not known. However his execution is now scheduled for 30 May 1992.
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases as a violation
of the right to life and the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman and
degrading treatment or punishment, as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express and airmail letters:
- urging the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to convene a clemency hearing
to consider the case of Delma Banks;
- asking the Board to recommend that Governor Richards grant clemency to Delma
Banks by commuting his death sentence.
APPEALS TO
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
8610 Shoal Creek Boulevard, PO Box 13401
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711-3401
USA
Telegrams: Texas Board Pardons/Paroles, Austin,
TX 78711, USA
Faxes: +1 512 459 2790 or 406 5231
Salutation: Dear Board Members
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
The Honorable Ann Richards
Governor of Texas
Office of the Governor
PO Box 12428, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
USA
Faxes: +1 512 463 1849
Page 2 of 5FU EXTRA 02/92
The Letters Editor
Austin-American Statesman
Box 670
Austin, TX 78767
USA
Faxes: +1 512 445 3679
The Letters Editor
Houston Chronicle
801 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
USA
Faxes: +1 713 220 7868
and to diplomatic representatives of the USA in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Please check with the International
Secretariat, or your Section Office, if sending appeals after 30 May 1992.

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