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USA (Louisiana): Unfair Trial: Gary Tyler (m)

, Index number: AMR 51/182/2007

Gary Tyler, a 49-year-old black African American, has spent more than 33 years in prison in Louisiana after being convicted of murder in the shooting of a white schoolboy during a racially charged incident in 1974. Aged 16 at the time, Gary Tyler has consistently maintained his innocence of the murder and federal reviewing courts have declared his trial fundamentally unfair.

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