Jeanette Popp to speak at the 2nd World Congress Against the Death Penalty

Jeanette Popp, Chairperson of Texas Moratorium Network, has accepted an invitation to speak at the 2nd World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Montreal, Canada October 6-9, 2004.

Excerpt from their website: “From October 6-9, 2004, Montreal will be the world capital of human rights and a point of convergence for all citizens committed to the universal abolition of the death penalty. Whether you are a citizen, student, teacher, artist, lawyer, magistrate, elected official, or journalist, come join us to say NO to the death penalty in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Cuba and everywhere it affects men and women. 

Jeanette’s daughter Nancy was murdered in Austin in 1988. Jeanette became intimately familiar with the many flaws of the Texas criminal justice system after two innocent men were wrongfully convicted of her daughter’s murder and spent 12 years in prison. They were exonerated and released in 2001. The real killer was convicted in December 2001. Jeanette succcessfuly pressured the District Attorney not to seek the death penalty for her daughter’s murderer. Jeanette’s riveting testimony in 2001 helped convince two Texas legislative committees to vote in favor of moratorium legislation. She frequently travels across the nation speaking out against the death penalty. 

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