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UA 395/91: USA (Texas): Death penalty: G.W. Green

, Index number: AMR 51/058/1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 51/58/91
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UA 395/91 Death Penalty 13 November 1991
USA (Texas) G.W. Green
Amnesty International has just learned that Mr G.W. Green was executed by lethal
injection in the state of Texas on 11 November 1991. Mr Green, white, aged
59, was sentenced to death in 1977 for the murder of Deputy Sheriff John C
Denson, white, during a robbery in November 1976.
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: Telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and airmail letters:
- expressing regret at Mr Green's execution.
APPEALS TO
The Honourable Ann Richards Dear Governor
Governor of Texas
Office of the Governor
PO Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711, USA
Telegrams: Governor Richards, Austin, Texas 78711, USA
Faxes: + 512 463 1849
Telephone: + 512 463 2000
Telexes: 910 874 1340
COPIES TO:
Diplomatic representatives of the USA in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY.

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