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Public Statement by Amnesty International

Public Statement by Amnesty International

AI Index: AMR 51/026/2007 (Public) News Service No: 029  12 February 2007 USA: Serious miscarriage of justice in Louisiana must be rectified Amnesty International is renewing its call to the Louisiana authorities for a pardon to be granted to Gary Tyler, a 49 year-old African-American man who has been in prison in Louisiana since the age of 17, and whose 1975 trial was infected with racial prejudice. Tyler was convicted in 1975 of the murder of Timothy Weber, a white…

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Amnesty International Report circa 1995

Amnesty International Report circa 1995

The Case of Gary Tyler, Louisiana  Introduction Gary Tyler, black, now aged 36, is serving a life prison sentence in Louisiana State Penitentiary. He was convicted in November 1975 for the murder of 13-year-old Timothy Weber, a white schoolboy who was shot during racial fighting in 1974. Tyler, who was 16 at the time of the incident, has consistently denied involvement in the crime. Since his trial, serious doubts have been raised about the evidence on which he was convicted….

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