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USA (Illinois): Further information on death penalty: James Free, Hernando Williams

, N° d'index: AMR 51/052/1995

James Free and Hernando Williams were executed, as scheduled, in Illinois on 22 March 1995. Their executions were carried out just over an hour apart, the first double execution to be carried out in Illinois in over 43 years.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 51/52/95
Distr: UA/SC
23 March 1995
Further information on EXTRA 13/95 (AMR 51/23/95, 9 February 1995) - Death
Penalty
USA (Illinois) James FREE
Hernando WILLIAMS
Amnesty International deeply regrets that James Free and Hernando Williams
were executed in Illinois, as scheduled, on 22 March 1995. The executions
were carried out just over an hour apart, and were the first double executions
to be carried out in Illinois in 43 years.
Thank you to everyone who sent appeals. Letters expressing regret at the
executions may be sent to:
The Honorable Jim Edgar
Governor of Illinois
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
USA
Faxes: + 1 217 782 3560
Salutation: Dear Governor

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