GCL to host Virtual Film Screening

GCL invites you to join us on December 12th 2020 at 10am for a screening of the film, “Juan Melendez 6446”.

This film shows the struggle of a Puerto Rican man against the Criminal Justice System in the United States as he was wrongfully convicted and on Death Row for 17yrs, 8 months and 1 day before being exonerated in 2002.

Afterwards there will be a short panel discussion about the progress toward the abolition of Death Penalty in the Caribbean.

Register your attendance via this link today: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZElce…

Special Thanks to the Civil Rights Commission of Puerto Rico for the use of this film.

In the Caribbean, the number of people on death row dropped by over 70% in the past 25 years, as a result of judicial standards set by regional and international bodies as well as progressive decline in the resort to the death penalty as a sentencing option. With 80 people left on death row in just five countries, there is no doubt that the death penalty is on its way out in this region, too.

It now is time for the Caribbean to pull down the curtain on the death penalty and oversee the long-overdue changes in the criminal justice systems across the region to improve safety in the region and deliver justice for all.

Amnesty International

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