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Angola 3 Petition To Be Delivered to Gov Jindal
by Angola 3 News Thursday, Apr. 05, 2012 at 1:24 AM

On April 17, join the Angola 3's Robert H. King, Amnesty International, the NAACP, and others in delivering Amnesty International's petition calling for Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace's removal from solitary. Attached is a flyer for the event on April 17, beginning with a press conference at 10am on the State Capitol steps in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Free breakfast and bus will be leaving New Orleans at 8am, from 1212 St. Bernard Ave. Call Jackie (504-344-1717) to reserve a place.
Since his release, Robert H. King has worked tirelessly to support the other two members of the Angola 3, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, who have been in solitary confinement since April 17, 1972. This coming April 17, which marks the 40th anniversary of their solitary confinement, King will be joined by Amnesty International and other supporters at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge to present Amnesty International’s petition to Governor Bobby Jindal demanding that Wallace and Woodfox be immediately released from solitary confinement. Read more about Amnesty International’s Angola 3 campaign here:

Interviewed in a recent video by Amnesty International, King says about Wallace and Woodfox: “All evidence shows that they were targeted simply for being members of the Black Panther Party. There is really no evidence, forensic, physical, or otherwise, linking them to the crime. When I think about the ten years in which I’ve had time to be out here, that is ten more years that they are there.”

In their investigative report, Amnesty International similarly concluded that “no physical evidence links Woodfox and Wallace to the murder.” Even further: “potentially favorable DNA evidence was lost. The convictions were based on questionable inmate testimony…it seems prison officials bribed the main eyewitness into giving statements against the men. Even the widow of the prison guard has expressed skepticism, saying in 2008, ‘If they did not do this – and I believe that they didn’t – they have been living a nightmare for 36 years!’”

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The Angola Three
by Angola 3 News Thursday, Apr. 05, 2012 at 1:24 AM

The Angola Three...
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Left to Right: Herman Wallace, Robert King, and Albert Woodfox

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Correction for April 17
by Angola 3 News Thursday, Apr. 05, 2012 at 2:23 PM

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--The press conference on the front steps of the State Capitol will begin at 2pm (ie not 10am).

--A free bus will be departing New Orleans at 12 noon (not 8am), from 1212 St. Bernard Ave. Seating is limited, so please call (504) 344-1717 to reserve a place by April 15.

An updated flyer reflecting these updates is attached.

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