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Further information on EXTRA 25/92 (AMR 51/33/92, 9 March) - USA (Texas): death penalty: Joseph Faulder, Robert Madden

, Index number: AMR 51/037/1992

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 51/37/92
Distr: UA/SC
16 March 1992
Further information on EXTRA 25/92 (AMR 51/33/92, 9 March 1992) Death
Penalty
USA: (Texas) Joseph FAULDER
Robert MADDEN
Amnesty International has learned that Joseph Faulder, (Canadian), who was
scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas, USA, on 18 March, has received
a new date of execution. He is now scheduled to be executed on 6 May 1992.
Robert Madden is still scheduled to be executed on 27 March 1992.
Please continue action as requested on previous UA, for both Joseph
Faulder and Robert Madden.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
As of December 1991, there were 345 prisoners under sentence of death in Texas.
The most recent person to be executed by the state was Edward Ellis, on 3
March 1992. Texas has executed four prisoners to date this year, out of a
total of six executed throughout the whole of the country. Execution in Texas
is by lethal injection.
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty as a violation of the
right to life and the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment or punishment, as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/telephone
calls/express and airmail letters:
- urging the Board of Pardons and Paroles to recommend that Governor Richards
grant clemency to Joseph Faulder and Robert Madden by commuting their death
sentences.
APPEALS TO
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Dear Board Members
8610 Shoal Creek Boulevard
PO Box 13401, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
USA
Telegrams: Texas Board Pardons/Paroles, Austin, TX 78711, USA
Telexes: 910 874 1340
Faxes: + 512 459 2735
Telephone: + 512 459 2700/2716/2800
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Mr Jack D Kyle Dear Mr Kyle
Chairman
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
2503 Lake Road, Ste 9
Huntsville, TX 77340-5737
USA
Telegrams: Mr Kyle, Huntsville, TX 77340-5737, USA
Telephone: + 1 409 291 2161
Faxes: + 1 409 291 6852
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
The Honourable Ann Richards
Governor of Texas
Office of the Governor
PO Box 12428, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
Faxes: + 1 512 463 1849
Newspaper:
Austin American-Statesman
Cox Newspapers
Box 670, Austin, Texas 78767
USA
Faxes: + 1 512 445 3679
and to diplomatic representatives of the USA in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY TO ARRIVE IN THE USA BY 26 MARCH 1992 FOR ROBERT
MADDEN AND 5 MAY FOR JOSEPH FAULDER.

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