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Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 23:34:43 GMT
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Subject: AI: RACIST APPLICATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN GEORGIA, USA
This News Service is posted by the
International Secretariat of Amnesty International,
1 Easton Street, London WC1X 8DJ
(Tel +44-71-413-5500, Fax +44-71-956-1157)
Amnesty International holds press conference in Atlanta, during the
1996 Olympic Games, to release report exposing the racist application of the death
penalty in Georgia
Press release by Amnesty International
9 July 1996
Contacts: Karen Pomer 404-876-5661
Roger Rathman 212-633-4208
Secretary General of Amnesty International, Pierre Sane, to
present report and a
half-million signatures protesting the death penalty
Atlanta, July 9 - Amnesty International (AI) will hold a
press conference in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, July 23 at
10:00 a.m. to release its report, The Death Penalty in
Georgia: Racist, Arbitrary and Unfair. In tribute to the
unwavering commitment to civil and human rights demonstrated
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during his lifetime, the press
conference will be held at the historic Paschal Center
located at 830 M.L. King Jr. Drive in Atlanta.
Georgia officials, in their bid to host the 1996 Olympic
Games, stated that the City of Atlanta, ~embodies the values
of human liberty and equality as well as any city on earth.
As the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, and for many
the modern capital for human rights, Atlanta reflects the
high ideals of Olympism.~ Amnesty International believes
these claims are contradicted by Georgia~s violation of basic
human rights, the use of the death penalty.
In addition to the release of the report, the following
are highlights of the Amnesty International Actions Against
the Death Penalty during the 1996 Olympic Games:
An educational and organizing tour of AI anti-death
penalty activists. The tour will visit cities and
towns in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Tour
participants will include representatives from nine
European AI Sections and Mexico as well as family
members of murder victims and those on death row.
A letter campaign from mayors of former Olympic Games
cities protesting the ongoing use of the death penalty
A petition campaign, numbering close to 500,000
signatures from concerned people around the world
calling on Georgia~s governor to declare a moratorium
on all pending executions and to take steps to commute
all death sentences in the State of Georgia.
A series of meetings between AI Secretary General
Pierre Sane and civil rights, business and community
leaders in Atlanta to discuss the death penalty as an
important human rights concern.
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