Friday, January 19, 2018

ALABAMA, USA: Execution Set for Inmate with Dementia - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, Jan 18, 2018.

Vernon Madison is scheduled to be executed in Alabama on 25 January. His lawyers maintain that he lacks a rational understanding of the reason for his execution as a result of severe strokes which have left him with dementia and unable to remember the crime.

Call on the governor to commute Vernon Madison’s death sentence, pointing to the compelling evidence that he is incompetent for execution because he lacks a rational understanding of his punishment as a result of stroke-related dementia and amnesia, as three federal judges concluded.