Tagged: Amnesty International

Man faces execution after jurors consulted the Bible

AI logoAnd if he smite him with an instrument of iron … the murderer shall surely be put to death (Numbers 35:16).

Amnesty International has issued an urgent appeal for a man facing execution in three weeks’ time despite the fact that jurors at his trial consulted passages from the Bible in deciding his fate. Thirty-two-year-old Khristian Oliver is set to be executed in Texas, USA on 5 November. He was sentenced to death in 1999 for a murder committed during a burglary. While deciding whether he should live or die, jurors at his trial consulted copies of the Bible, including text supporting the death penalty, calling into serious question their impartiality.

Read more on the Amnesty UK website.

Reflections on War – Martin Bell OBE

Martin Bell will be at the Unitarian Meeting House in Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. This event is being sponsored by the Unitarian Trustees in association with Amnesty International, United Nations Association and Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource. Admission by ticket only. Contact Martin Gienke, [email protected], 01223 882426 or 0845 456 0091.