Dear Gary Tyler supporter,
Below is an action alert recently issued by Amnesty International. Please
distribute this widely.
The Free Gary Tyler Committee
Gary Tyler, a 49-year-old African American has spent more than 33 years in
prison in Louisiana after being convicted of murder in the shooting of a
white schoolboy during a racially charged incident in 1974. Aged 16 at the
time, Gary Tyler has consistently maintained his innocence of the murder
and federal reviewing courts have declared his trial fundamentally unfair.
Earlier this year, a petition was filed with the Louisiana Pardon Board
requesting that Gary Tyler's life sentence be commuted to a defined number
of years so that the outgoing state governor can authorize his release