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24 Jul 2018

Howard League considering legal action

The Howard League is considering legal action in response to the Home Secretary’s decision not to seek assurances that two men will not face the death penalty in the US.

Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said: “The Howard League was founded when public executions ended and has more than 150 years’ experience of campaigning against capital punishment.

“We are committed to upholding the rule of law and the total abolition of capital punishment.

“We have been advised that legal action is feasible. We are consulting with senior legal figures on the precise details and we will make an announcement shortly.”

Notes to editors

  1. The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the world. It is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.


Rob Preece
Campaigns and Communications Manager
The Howard League for Penal Reform
Tel: +44 (0)20 7241 7880
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 604955

ISDN line available on 020 7923 4196 – uses a G722 system

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